Morning Newscast: August 4, 2008

08/04/08 7:40AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:

Vermont lawmakers are investigating whether the state Health Department broke the law by changing its methods for measuring radiation emitted by the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant without getting the approval of a legislative committee.I n the late 1800s the Middlebury Electric Company harnessed the falls for power. But since the 1960s, the falls have just been falls. Now, the power may be coming back on. Vermont tourism officials say it's rain and not high gas prices that has kept tourism down so far this summer.

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