Walkers Want Vermont Yankee Shut Down

01/12/10 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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The recent news that a radioactive substance called tritium has been found in a monitoring well near the Connecticut River is the latest headache for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

The plant's owner Entergy is lobbying the legislature to re-license the plant for another 20 years after its current license expires in 2012.

But the tritium concerns are just the latest drop in the bucket for people like Bob Bady. Bady lives in Brattleboro and is with the "Safe and Green Campaign Walk." He and others with the campaign feel so strongly that Vermont Yankee should be closed for good that he's been walking 126 miles to the state Capital to let the legislature know about the movement.

VPR's Mitch Wertlieb spoke with Bob Bady via cell phone this morning.

Click listen to hear the entire interview.

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