Regulatory Commission is disputing an industry critic’s assertion that an
appeal by NRC staff of a quasi-judicial review panel’s determination on the
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant represents a "turf war."
federal review panel says Entergy Vermont Yankee should not be allowed to operate
after 2012 unless it conducts a more detailed analysis of aging metal
decision marks the first time that the three-judge panel has ruled against a
company’s application for a license extension. But
Yankee says it’s already doing the studies that the panel has called for.
Officials from the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission tried yesterday to reassure people attending a
hearing in Brattleboro that recent problems with the cooling towers at the Vermont
Yankee nuclear plant are not symptomatic of the rest of the plant.
Here are the top stories at noon:
Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie wants the governor to call a special
legislative session to consider a series of legislative reforms; The Nuclear Regulator Commission is sending experts to
investigate a cooling tower leak at Vermont Yankee; Progressive gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina is proposing
a new credit card…