Lawmaker calls for tough law against VY

By CHRIS GAROFOLO / Reformer Staff          Monday April 25, 2011

BRATTLEBORO — State Rep. Richard Marek will introduce a bill this week that would make it a criminal enterprise to operate a nuclear plant in Vermont without receiving the approved permit from state lawmakers and the Public Service Board.

Marek, a Newfane Democrat, said he will hold a press conference at the Statehouse on Tuesday outlining a bill to put Vermont in a position where a statute pertaining to nuclear plants would be similar to other laws addressing illegal activities…

The penalties for violating the proposed measure would include a fine of up to $100,000 daily applied to both the owner of the plant (Entergy) and to board members and decision-making levels of management.

Marek’s legislation would also make it illegal to furnish services amounting to more than $10,000 annually to facilitate operation of a nuclear plant when the company knows it requires Legislature-approval to operate.

full article – http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_17921138

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