Vermont Yankee Misleads Vermonters
Energy and Climate Action News, Water News
January 15, 2010
Yesterday news broke that Entergy Nuclear, the parent company of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, misled Vermont regulators — under oath — when it denied the existence of underground pipes beneath the plant.
Within the context of other recent news — the fact that a dangerous radioactive isotope called tritium has been leaking into the groundwater around the plant — Entergy’s ‘mischaracterization’ represents an egregious breach of the public trust.
The Douglas administration has called this event “a real problem,” and the Vermont Department of Public service is now looking into fining Entergy for misrepresenting the existence of underground pipes.
Let your legislators
know that this kind of behavior cannot and must not be tolerated.
Vermont should not partner with a company that clearly has such disregard for public health and safety. There’s a better way forward to meet Vermont’s energy needs, and closing the dangerous, decrepit nuclear power plant will help the state move in that direction far faster.