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Governor Shumlin's Statement Regarding the Detection of Strontium-90 in the Edible Portion of Fish Near Yankee Nuclear Plant


Location: Montpelier, VT

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following the detection of strontium-90 in the edible portion of fish near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

"Today's troubling news from the Vermont Department of Health is another example of Entergy Louisiana putting their shareholders' profits above the welfare of Vermonters. This is further evidence of the need for extraction wells that I repeatedly called on Entergy Louisiana to set up and keep running last fall. I am asking my Health Department to keep a close eye on test results moving forward to determine the extent of any contamination that has reached the environment."

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