A cooling tower structure at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant that partially collapsed Tuesday underwent a full inspection as recently as this spring and was found to be in good condition, a company spokesman said Thursday.
“It was determined acceptable for continued operation,” said Rob Williams, spokesman for plant owner Entergy Nuclear.
Williams said the collapse, which occurred Tuesday afternoon and left a gaping hole in the side of the structure, caused Entergy to reduce power output by 50 percent until repairs are carried out.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said the tower collapse does not pose a safety threat.
You’ve got to be kidding me. They seem more concerned about the fact that someone took a picture.