Profits Before Safety

Will post-closure staffing reductions at Yankee put the public at risk if there is an accident in the spent fuel pool? An alliance of northeast groups continues to push the NRC to determine whether the poor financial standing of Entergy endangers safety at Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and Fitzpatrick.

In an update to their 2.206 emergency petition to the NRC, CAN and others also note that Entergy’s slowness to replace an aging cooling system condenser at the Fitzpatrick plant has resulted in higher than necessary radiation exposure for workers. The condenser has been plagued by frequent leaks.”

 

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