Vermont state Sen. Jeanette White unveiled legislation that would impose a tax on used nuclear fuel kept at Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The measure would establish a trust fund to "reduce the risk that taxpayers, ratepayers or retail electric utilities will experience adverse claims or costs resulting from a shortage of available funds for the management of spent fuel." Vermont already collects hefty taxes from Entergy, and the company is against further levies, an Entergy spokesman said.

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