Tuesday, at least 45 towns will consider the future of the Vermont Yankee
nuclear power plant. The
Town Meeting resolution urges the legislature to vote against Yankee’s request
to operate after its license expires in 2012.
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants permission from the state to operate for
another 20 years. And it wants the Public Service Board to make that decision
by this spring. Several
groups involved in the case are asking for more time.
In the coming weeks, lawmakers will be voting on a plan to
conduct an independent safety inspection of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power
Plant. Backers of the proposal say it’s critical to
complete the review before the plant can receive a 20-year license extension. But there’s
heated debate over the scope of this investigation.