VT Yankee Receives Passing Grade

11/18/10 6:05AM

Vermont's only nuclear plant has received a passing grade from federal regulators on a security review, but details are secret.

The Rutland Herald Reports that the vice president for Yankee's site, Michael Columb, received a letter from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission saying it found no problems during a recent security review, completed October 8th.

Plant spokesman Larry Smith calls the results of the inspection a clean bill of health.

The nuclear industry and federal regulators have been stepping up security since the 9/11 attacks. But the efforts have been shrouded in secrecy.

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