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Contamination at Vermont Yankee

Sandy Levine

New leaks?  New contamination?  Who knows?

The latest report from the Vermont Health Department is troubling.  Results from the monitoring test wells at Vermont Yankee show that the level of contamination is increasing in nearly half of the wells.  And at least one of these wells is OUTSIDE the area identified as the contaminated plume.

This news comes on top of news that soil at the site is contaminated and fish in the river are contaminated.

Pipes at the facility remain inaccessible.  There is no way to know if they are leaking.  It took over two months to find one leak.  And another leak was found just last week.

As of Saturday, Vermont Yankee is running again after a planned outage and a few mishaps.

I would feel better if they cleaned up the mess before they turned the plant back on.

Want to talk about Vermont Yankee?

Join me and other CLF staff at the River Garden in Brattleboro, VT on Thursday, June 10 from 6-8 PM for a community gathering and Q&A on Vermont Yankee.   See event details.   

 

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