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
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.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
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…
Yankee’s first attempt to move radioactive spent fuel ended in a mishap last
electrical relay on a crane failed and the fuel container slipped about four
inches to the floor.
and federal regulators said no radiation was released, and that the public was
not in danger.