Problems at Vermont Yankee shake public confidence

Critics of Vermont Yankee say the most recent problems with the nuclear plant’s cooling tower show a disturbing pattern of poor management and lax state oversight. But state officials say they’re not getting the cooperation they need from the plant’s operators.

Yankee Speak

While the collapse of a water cooling tower at Vermont Yankee last month produced riveting news images, commentator Philip Baruth has been far more interested in the language arising from the event.

Federal inspectors look at VT Yankee cooling towers

Federal inspectors are looking closely at Vermont Yankee’s cooling towers after one of the structures collapsed two weeks ago. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to make sure that the problems that caused the collapse are not affecting one tower that’s used as part of the plant’s safety-related system.