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  •  We a guilty of the same lack of regulation (6+ / 0-)
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    Siri, kurious, rja, peraspera, mattman, RWood

    Arnie Gundersen told Vermont Yankee their cooling towers were going to collapse. They blew him off. So did the Vermont PSC.

    Then a cooling tower collapsed.

    They discovered tritium leaking from the plant and Vermont Yankee said they had no buried pipes. Then they discovered buried pipes.

    In 2006 Vermont opposed up-rating the plant. The NRC approved the plan. Vermont passed a law requiring state approval for licensing renewal. The NCR granted a ten year renewal.

    In January tritium was discovered in two more sentinel wells and everyone agrees it isn't from the existing plume. I guess they have some more non-existing buried pipes to find.

    Today Vermont Yankee filed suit in federal court to keep running the plant over state objections:
    http://online.wsj.com/...

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 03:16:04 PM PDT

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