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Political notes from Free Press staff writers Terri Hallenbeck, Sam Hemingway and Nancy Remsen



Board deals VY a setback

Vermont Yankee learned today it won't win relicensing from the NRC without further inspection.

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruled that Entergy Nuclear, owner of the Vernon plant, must do more analysis of the effects of metal fatigue on core spray and reactor recirculation outlet nozzles.

The ruling was based on concerns raised by the New England Coalition and the state Department of Public Service.

Sarah Hofmann of the state Department of Public Service said of the ruling: "It is an historic decision to actually have an intervenor or a state to prevail at the board level."

Read more in Tuesday's Free Press.

- Terri Hallenbeck

To hell with safety! I need a new big screen TV !!!!
And I need to light my yard with 100 strings of Christmas lights from Thanksgiving until New Years Eve.

Nuke it up!
Gee, this Sarah Hofmann of DPS wouldn't have any connection to helluva job hofie, would she?
Vermont Yankee doesn't get their customary official rubber-stamp and this only merits three comments, eh?
2 from you, though.
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