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Wed May 1, 2013, 04:45 PM

NRC hears concerns about Yankee

Source: Rutland Herald

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was both praised and condemned Tuesday by local residents for its oversight of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

At the plant’s annual assessment meeting, Yankee was described as meeting all of the safety requirements established by the NRC, but with four minor problems in the past year.

The meeting almost didn’t happen when it was disrupted by anti-nuclear protesters, members of the Shut It Down Affinity Group.

The group of women, all wearing masks of former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko, stood in back of a table full of NRC officials and said they were “indicting” both the NRC and Entergy for failing to protect the health of people living near nuclear power plants.

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Read more: http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20130501/NEWS02/705019893/1003

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