Vermont Yankee cited by NRC again for inspection violation

Vermont Yankee can’t seem to get it right. As the Rutland Herald reports “Entergy’s Nuclear problem-plagued cooling towers have again been cited by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, this time for a low-level safety violation of the towers’ inspection program.”
This happening as the decommissioning fund loses more funds, again. The decommission fund finished October at about $416 million out of the nearly $1 billion needed to cover the cost to dismantle Vermont Yankee.
The Vermont legislature will decide whether to allow Entergy to continue to operate Vermont Yankee nuclear plant for another 20 years. The plant is scheduled to close in 2012 when its 40 year design life expires, but Entergy wants it to run for 20 more years. VPIRGs report, Repowering Vermont, provides the analysis and the road map needed to replace Vermont Yankee with local, clean energy. The bottom line is that our energy dollars should go to local companies, not to out-of-state corporations who are willing to put Vermonters at risk to increase their profit margin.
In cased you missed check out some recent news:
Rutland Herald – Vermont Yankee decommissioning fund dips again – Click Here
Brattleboro Reformer – Decommissioning fund down $3M – Click Here
Vermont Public Radio -VT Yankee Decommissioning Fund Dips Again – Click Here
Brattleboro Reformer- NRC: VY didn’t follow procedure – Click Here
Rutland Herald – NRC cites Entergy for inspection violation – Click Here

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