Statement: Sanders on Vermont Yankee

BURLINGTON, January 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement in response to reports that Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant officials provided misleading information to state lawmakers about the risk of radioactive leaks from underground piping at the plant.

“It is alarming to me that officials from Vermont Yankee now admit that they misled state legislators about the risk of radioactive leaks from the plant, and that we now know that there are elevated levels of radioactive materials leaking at the plant site.

“This is a very serious situation. I will ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct a full investigation, and to take appropriate action.”