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Vt. Yankee: High radiation readings false alarms

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Yankee nuclear plant officials say two high radiation readings in the reactor building at the Vernon plant were false alarms.

Vermont Yankee reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday that on June 14 and again on July 11, a radiation detector on the plant's refueling floor issued notifications that it was getting high readings.

Plant spokesman Robert Williams says the plant's ventilation system began shutting down, as it's designed to do when high radiation readings are recorded. But he said follow-up checks showed that the high readings were false.

Williams says the problem has been addressed by the replacement of four radiation detectors in the plant.

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