A settlement that would allow the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to be sold by the end of the year is days away from being finalized.

The parties in the case said Friday that they hope to have an agreement signed and filed with regulators March 2, late next week.

A longtime nuclear watchdog group, the New England Coalition, is involved in the talks.

“I would say we have had constructive discussions. We’ve had lengthy constructive discussions, but I don’t know yet whether we can bridge the difference,” said James Dumont, the coalition’s lawyer.

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