Astonishing tower collapse screams “No New Nukes!!”
August 27, 2007
A cooling tower at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant has collapsed.
A broken 54″ pipe there has spewed 350,000 gallons per minute of contaminated, overheated water into the Earth. “The river water piping and the series of screens and supports failed,” said a company spokesman. They “fell to the ground.”
The public and media were barred from viewing the wreckage for three days. But when a Congressional Energy Bill conference committee takes up Senate-approved loan guarantees for building new nukes this fall, what will reactor backers say about this latest pile of radioactive rubble?
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