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Former state regulator on problems at Vt. Yankee

Michael Dworkin Michael Dworkin

Burlington, Vermont - November 9, 2010

Problems persist at Vermont's only nuclear power plant.

Sunday night workers discovered a leak at Vermont Yankee in Vernon that led to an emergency shutdown. Sixty drops per minute of radioactive water flowed from an access plug in a pipe that wasn't properly sealed. The pipe has been fixed and the plant begins its start up procedures Tuesday night. But this latest problem happened on the heels of a tritium leak and a water cooling tower collapse. Then news last week, just one day after the election, that Entergy wants to sell the plant.

Michael Dworkin was a public service board member in the Dean Administration. Today he runs the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School. Dworkin appeared on The :30 to discuss the problems and issues surrounding the Yankee nuclear plant's operation. Watch the video for more.


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