Vermont Yankee extension delayed

This just in: In what I hope is a sign of things to come, the NRC just announced that it is delaying the relicensing of Vermont Yankee. The decision to issue the license extension was announced last week, but the NRC now says the paperwork will take a little more time, because they’ve had to assign personnel to assisting the Japanese. Real reason: not even the NRC is dumb enough to announce a license extension for an older boiling water reactor while reactors similar age and similar design are melting down in Japan.

(Picture is actually from last year, I just can’t let it go. One of the cooling towers at Vermont Yankee collapsed and spilled thousand of gallons of water. One VT executive said the collapse was not serious: “It’s just rotten wood and rusted beams,” he explained.)

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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