Uploaded by Bernie Sanders on Aug 2, 2011
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today pressed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to aggressively implement task force recommendations on reactor safety in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis.
Editor's Note: Here is a map of the controversial Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant run by Entergy which the Vermont Senate voted to block from being re-licensed for operation in February 2010 due to tritium leaks, lies by plant officials and other safety issues.
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Entergy has filed a Federal lawsuit against Vermont's veto law which allows the state to block the re-licensing of Vermont Yankee, so that the utility can continue operation of the nuclear power plant. The NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission), a federal agency, has already approved a 20 year license renewal for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant as of March, 2011. Recently there has been bad news about fish near the nuclear power plant being contaminated by strontium-90. Vermont Yankee's current license to operate expires March of next year.