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Trial to start in Vt.'s bid to close nuclear plant
Trial to decide Vt. vs. Entergy: Keep Vermont Yankee nuclear plant operating or shut it down?
By The Associated Press

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) ' In a case that is drawing national attention, the state of Vermont and Entergy Corp. go to federal court Monday over whether the state can force Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to close when its initial 40-year license expires next March.

The three-day trial in U.S. District Court in Brattleboro will weigh Entergy's contention that the state is improperly trying to close Vermont Yankee because of safety concerns. Federal law says states have no say over nuclear safety, which is solely the province of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The state maintains it has other reasons for wanting to close Vermont Yankee, and that it should have the right to deny the plant a state certificate of public good to keep operating.

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