Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee | The Nation via Peacenews.org

Jan 24th, 2012 | By | Category: General

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant sits on a peaceful bend of the Connecticut River, where jays call and herons dive lazily over sun-dappled water. There’s something ominously familiar, however, about the tower of Vermont Yankee’s reactor, which has the same design as those that melted down last spring at Fukushima in Japan. And just a day before that tragedy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Vermont Yankee’s request to operate for another twenty years past the forty years for which it was designed.

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