Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by Attorney General William Sorrell:
"I know that the Attorney General's office worked very hard on this complicated investigation into whether Entergy Louisiana officials broke the law when they misled state officials regarding leaking underground piping at Vermont Yankee. I respect the Attorney General's conclusion. However, the facts are not altered by this legal analysis. The fact is that Entergy Louisiana officials said - under oath - that there were no underground pipes when there were. The fact is that radioactive tritium leaked from these undisclosed underground pipes. We expect our businesses to act in a credible and trustworthy manner. Although the Attorney General has decided not to pursue charges here, his investigation clearly describes the pattern of misinformation by Entergy Louisiana. These facts and others lead to the conclusion that Entergy Louisiana's business-as--usual is not how we expect businesses to act here in Vermont."