November 14, 2008
MONTPELIER — Vermont lawmakers want the state Department of Health to rewrite a rule about how radiation from Vermont Yankee is measured.
And the special legislative panel wants to be sure the public has a chance to comment on it.
Opponents of the nuclear plant have said the Health Department reinterpreted a rule on how it calculates radiation releases, allowing radiation at the edge of the plant’s property to exceed state limits.
On Wednesday, a special legislative panel voted unanimously to declare that part of the rule was unclear.
Lawmakers say changes made to the rule never went through a formal rule-making process.
Health Commissioner Wendy Davis plans to review the committee’s findings.