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Over 130 Arrested in Rally for Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

March 23, 2012
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More than 130 protesters were arrested in Vermont Thursday calling for the immediate closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The Vermont Yankee’s state license expired this week under a vote from state lawmakers to shut it down last year. But the plant is still in operation after its parent company, Entergy Corporation, won an extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and later a federal court injunction. The Vermont Yankee facility is one of the oldest in the country and has had a series of radioactive tritium leaks. In addition to the 130 arrested at the Vermont Yankee, activists were also arrested in parallel rallies outside Entergy offices in White Plains, New York, and its headquarters in New Orleans.


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