At nuke plant hearing, activist throws compost

A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing on the performance of Vermont Yankee nuclear plant took an unexpected turn when an anti-nuclear activist threw some compost at a plant official and then dropped a couple of handfuls on a table where regulators sat.

NRC rejects complaints based on inspector reports

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dismissed calls by anti-nuclear groups for an overhaul of its review process before it finishes processing license renewal applications from Vermont Yankee and three other plants.

Morning Newscast: July 18, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Federal regulators have turned down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s plan to use some of the money from its decommissioning fund for management of the plant’s nuclear waste; Congressman Peter Welch says Congress needs to end the political gridlock over rising energy prices and he’ll back a bipartisan plan that includes additional drilling options for oil companies…