Legislators want radiation rule rewritten

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Vermont lawmakers want the state Department of Health to rewrite a rule on how radiation from Vermont Yankee is measured.

And the special legislative panel wants the public to have a chance to comment on it.

Opponents of the nuclear plant say the Health Department reinterpreted a rule on how it calculates radiation releases, allowing radiation at the edge of the plant’s property to exceed state limits.

On Wednesday a special legislative panel voted unanimously to declare part of the rule was unclear.

Lawmakers say changes made to the rule never went through a formal rule-making process.

Health Commissioner Wendy Davis plans to review the committee’s findings.

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