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Vermont challenges decision about use of Vermont Yankee decommissioning fund

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MONTPELIER, Vermont — Vermont is appealing federal regulators' decision to allow the owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to draw from a decommissioning trust fund to help pay for the handling of spent nuclear fuel at the plant.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell, the Department of Public Service and Green Mountain Power Corp. filed a petition Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

They say NRC rules state that the decommissioning fund can be used only for decommissioning expenses — and not for managing spent nuclear fuel. They say the NRC recently approved an exemption from those regulations.

The parties also sent a letter to the NRC requesting that it prevent withdrawals from the fund while the legal challenge proceeds.

A Vermont Yankee spokesman could not be reached.

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