Vt. to announce results of nuke criminal probe
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is to announce the results of his criminal investigation into whether officials from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant lied to state officials about the presence of an underground piping system at the plant.
Sorrell is planning to make the announcement Wednesday in Montpelier.
In early 2010, officials with the Vernon reactor admitted they had misled state officials -- sometimes under oath -- by saying the plant did not have the sort of underground pipes that could carry tritium when the plant did have such a system.
The state then moved to shut the plant down when its initial license expires in March of 2012. Plant owner Entergy filed suit in April to keep the site open, with Sorrell named as one of the defendants.