The Boston Globe is reporting today that operators of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant
lied to “misled” Vermont officials about the leak of the radioactive isotope tritium from the plant in 2005.
Granted, the technology involved in nuclear power has improved since the time the Vermont Yankee plant was built. But, what do we do about companies and operators who “mislead” regulators about the safety of these plants?
For that reason alone, I don't understand how President Obama can credibly call for “financing safe, clean nuclear facilities…across America.”