Saturday, September 15, 2007

3 Stooges Nuclear Power Plant?

Vt. Yankee reports on collapse in tower
Tries to reassure state regulators

By Dave Gram, Associated Press, September 14, 2007, (here)

VERNON, Vt. - Officials at the Vermont Yankee nuclear station yesterday sought to reassure state officials as they prepared to bring the plant back to full power following the collapse of part of a cooling tower last month.

"This is a serious situation, and we at Entergy Vermont Yankee are taking it very seriously," said Ted Sullivan, the site vice president and the top official in the state for Entergy Nuclear.

"It's unacceptable to us, and it's not like us."

Sullivan spoke as officials at the reactor in Vermont's southeast corner said they would have the plant back to full power by the weekend.



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