A long-awaited public meeting about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant gets underway Thursday evening in Brattleboro. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will present its recent engineering inspection, as well as its investigation into missing fuel rods at the Vernon reactor.
Vermont Yankee wants to boost its power output by 20 percent. The NRC report identifies eight problems at the plant, but inspectors said none is serious enough to prevent the power increase. The state has asked for a more detailed NRC review of the power increase issue.