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 has so far declined to offer utilities a power contract for
electricity sold after 2012. That’s when the plant’s license expires. Yankee needs
approval from the Legislature to operate for another 20 years.
Yankee’s first attempt to move radioactive spent fuel ended in a mishap last
electrical relay on a crane failed and the fuel container slipped about four
inches to the floor.
and federal regulators said no radiation was released, and that the public was
not in danger.