Vermont Won’t Charge Nuclear Plant Owner Over Radioactive Leak

Vermont Won’t Charge Nuclear Plant Owner Over Radioactive Leak.

Vermont Won’t Charge Nuclear Plant Owner Over Radioactive Leak

Vermont prosecutors have decided not to file charges against the owners the state’s lone nuclear plant, the Vermont Yankee. Entergy Corporation had been under investigation for misleading officials during a probe into a radioactive tritium leak at the plant in 2010. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said he believes Entergy held back information but said the case lacks sufficient evidence to ensure a conviction.

William Sorrell: “As of now, no criminal charges will be filed against the corporation or any employee. Entergy and certain of its personnel have acted in — at best — an untrustworthy manner. However, we lack the smoking gun evidence to prove to our satisfaction, let alone that of 12 Vermont jurors, this untrustworthy behavior was criminal.”

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