Midday Report: August 2, 2007

Nuclear regulators see no environmental reasons to deny Vermont Yankee a license extension, but they’re looking at safety issues; the state prepares for a massive study of its future energy requirements; construction is beginning again on the Bennington Bypass; the company that had been operating the Gilman paper mill along the Connecticut River in northeastern Vermont, has been ordered out of the building and an adjoining hydroelectric plant; police in Hanover, NH are investigating an alleged break-in and test-cheating scheme at Hanover High School.