Vermont Yankee

Vermont Yankee to Shut Down in 2014


Entergy Corp announced today that they will be shutting down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant at the end of 2014. The inability for nuclear power to prove financially viable was the leading cause of the shutdown, according to Bill Mohl, Entergy's wholesale commodities president. Despite the economic challenges the plant was facing, grassroots activists, the State of Vermont, and Governor Peter Shumlin have all been applying political and legal pressure on the company to shut down the plant.

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