The Pros And Cons Of Keeping Vermont's Nuclear Plant OpenPlay
Federal regulators have given final approval to continued operations at the nuclear reactor just across the Massachusetts border, in Vernon, Vt. But the fight over the Vermont Yankee plant may not be over.
Vermont is the only state that requires legislative approval for the re-licensing of nuclear plants — and last year the Vermont Senate voted against reissuing a new license for Vermont Yankee, whose current license expires in April 2012.
WBUR's All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a plant opponent, and Vermont state Rep. Michael Hebert, a plant supporter, about their respective stances on Vermont Yankee.
This program aired on March 22, 2011.