VTdigger.com has an article about whether ANR needs to review Vermont Yankee’s water discharge into the Connecticut River since the nuclear power facility has an expired state thermal discharge permit. Vermont Law School is prominently featured.

According to a [Connecticut River Watershed Council] press release, the Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) filed a petition on behalf of the CRWC in February.

The petition asked the state Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) to require Vermont Yankee to “operate its closed-cycle cooling towers to reduce thermal impacts as well as reduce fish mortalities from the intake structure.”

“The ANR should move quickly to issue a new permit that brings Vermont Yankee into compliance with the Clean Water Act and ends the practice of using the Connecticut River as a waste receptacle,” said Pat Parenteau, senior counsel for the ENRLC.

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