Bob Kinzel hosts a discussion of where to store nuclear waste long term, how to pay for
decommissioning the power plant, and especially what kind of independent
safety review needs to be conducted there. Also in the program, we talk with Peter Freyne, the Seven Days columnist who just announced his sudden retirement, and we listen back to some of the voices in
the news this week.
The Vermont Senate has called for a detailed inspection of the Vermont Yankee
nuclear power plant. Lawmakers
say they need the independent inspection before they vote on whether to extend the
plant’s license for another 20 years.
The state begins inspections on eight highway bridges similar in design to the one that failed this week in Minnesota; the bike ferry between Colchester and South Hero begins its seventh season this weekend; Congress is about to go on vacation for the rest of August, and there’s been something of a flurry of activity before the recess; five avid hunters are willing to pay a lot of money to try to bag a moose this fall.