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What happens when a town loses its nuclear power plant?

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The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont, was closed by Entergy in Dec. 2014.

What is in store for Oswego County if Entergy moves forward with its plan to close the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant? One clue may lie in Vermont, where Entergy closed a similarly-sized nuclear plant a year ago. WRVO's Payne Horning spoke with John Dillon, the news director at Vermont Public Radio, about what's happened to the town of Vernon, Vermont, since Entergy announced the closure of the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant last December.

After announcing the closure of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County, the company and state officials have resumed negotiations on ways to keep the plant open.