Murtha & PSB Decisions

Judge Murtha issued an injunction prohibing the state from closing VT Yankee until the appeals court makes its decision. Further, “Judge J. Garvan Murtha ordered Monday that state law can’t be used to prevent Vermont Yankee from storing highly radioactive nuclear waste at the plant after its initial license expires on Wednesday. It needs to store more waste to keep running.  The state board [PSB], meanwhile, shot down each of the arguments by lawyers for Vermont Yankee owner Entergy Corp. as to why it should approve continued operation and waste storage, and then said it would do so anyway because the federal court told it to.”  Read more at the Burlington Free Press

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