Entergy apologizes for mishaps at nuclear plant

02/02/09 6:34AM

An Entergy Nuclear official says the company has replaced several employees following two recent leaks of radioactive water at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant.

Entergy Vice President Jay Thayer apologized to key lawmakers Friday for the two mishaps.

Thayer met with the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee, one of the panels considering Entergy's request to extend the Vernon reactor's operating license for another 20 years.

The two leaks in January raised concern among lawmakers, following the plant's problems with its cooling towers last year.

Thayer told legislators that Entergy has hired a new site vice-president, new general manager and new operations manager in the wake of the problems.


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