MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is appealing a federal court order allowing the plant to stay open past its originally scheduled shutdown date of March 21.
Entergy Corp. filed notice with the U.S. District Court in Brattleboro Monday evening saying it would ask the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision from District Judge J. Garvan Murtha that was widely perceived as being strongly in the company's favor.
The company says it will appeal all aspects of the judge's ruling allowing Vermont Yankee to stay open despite the efforts of the state of Vermont to close the nearly 40-year-old reactor in Vernon.
Murtha ruled last month that the state was impermissibly trying to shut the plant down for safety reasons.
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