NRC Resumes Normal Inspection Schedule At Vermont Yankee

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(Host) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the latest inspection report on groundwater contamination at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Tritium contamination at the site was first identified early last year.  

Neil Sheehan is a spokesman for the NRC.

(Sheehan) "At this point we’re satisfied with all of the work that’s gone into identifying the extent of the contamination at the site, insuring that it’s not affecting any drinking water in the area, and that the company has a good conceptual site model as to where this contamination might be flowing."

(Host) Sheehan says that one change resulting from the latest report is that the NRC will return to a normal inspection schedule for Vermont Yankee.

He says the NRC devoted close to 2,000 additional hours to groundwater issues since the tritium contamination was discovered. 








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