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Lawmakers Debate Vermont Yankee's Future

01/29/10 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel
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Two weeks ago, the public learned of radioactive water leaks underground at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. Since then, the future of the plant's operations have come under intensified scrutiny, with lawmakers, the governor and regulators registering concern about the how the Entergy Corporation has handled the situation, and the accuracy of public testimony given by Entergy executives. All this comes as Entergy is requesting an extension on Vermont Yankee's operating license for another 20 years. Listen

Host Bob Kinzel talks with two lawmakers from the southeastern corner of Vermont about how the Legislature should proceed on questions around the Vermont Yankee: Rep. Patti O'Donnell (R-Vernon) who supports the plant, and Rep. Sarah Edwards (P-Brattleboro) who believes it should be shut down.

Also in the program, analysis of the politics and community concerns of the radioactive tritium leaks with VPR reporter John Dillon, who has covered Vermont Yankee for years. Listen

And we listen back to some of the voices in the week's news. Listen

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