The Nuclear Regulatory
Commission says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant did a good job last year in
protecting public health and safety. The nuclear agency released
its annual assessment report on Thursday.
We discuss Vermont’s Healthy Weight Initiative with Attorney General Bill Sorrell and Heath Commissioner Harry Chen. Plus, why Vermont has joined in a lawsuit against the NRC over the storage of spent nuclear fuel.
Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, joins us to discuss the state of civil discourse in the country and the financial and political challenges the Humanities are encountering. Plus author Calvin Trillin talks food.
Regulatory Commission is disputing an industry critic’s assertion that an
appeal by NRC staff of a quasi-judicial review panel’s determination on the
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant represents a "turf war."
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
have turned down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s plan to use some of the
money from its decommissioning fund for management of the plant’s nuclear
waste; Congressman Peter Welch says Congress needs to end
the political gridlock over rising energy prices and he’ll back a bipartisan plan that includes additional
drilling options for oil companies…