Saturday, July 19, 2008

VY problem blamed on 'faulty design'

A break in a support member holding a water supply pipe in one of Vermont Yankee's two cooling towers was due to a faulty design, said a spokesman for the nuclear power plant in Vernon.

"We identified the failed pipe support bracket at the newly installed connections between the pipe supports and the recently replaced columns," said Rob Williams, spokesman for Vermont Yankee. "This was clearly a design problem."

Town Crier

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