August 18th, 2008

Classic Underground Yankee Fire Photo

by Philip Baruth

Nothing says Monday morning quite like a photo of a major safety snafu at Vermont Yankee Nuclear. What you’re looking at below is a cult classic: a photograph of a transformer fire in 2004, an image that tends to circulate below the radar, even now. Why? Like most jaw-dropping Yankee photos, it would seem to be taken by someone with easy access to the plant. Someone for whom flaming components do represent a safety risk. Someone with a conscience. And God love and protect him, or her, or it.