Federal appeals court tackles Vt. nuclear plant dispute today

01/13/2013 | ABC News

A three-judge panel from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case today about the extension of operations at Entergy's Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant without state regulators' approval. A federal judge sided with Entergy, ruling that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had the sole responsibility for safety matters. A decision is likely to come out in a few weeks because of the case's expedited schedule.

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