November 19th, 2008

Nuclear Power: Clean, Safe, Impotent

by Philip Baruth

What a difference a year makes. Time was when Vermont Yankee was a sexy environmental terror, a cocky corporate bad-boy that drew female activists from around the region, activists who would then undress on the banks of the Connecticut River to protest Entergy’s nuclear heat. These days? Apparently the plant has what are politely being referred to as “degraded members” in the only safety-related cooling tower on site. And these, we’re told, can very easily become “failed members.” Jesus, doesn’t VDB know it.

isabel v. yankee

We’d make a complex Bob Dole-related erectile dysfunction joke, but we’re still too torn up about this Lieberman debacle over in the Senate.