A reporter tours Vermont Yankee & witnesses the dismantling of a nuclear power plant
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon once employed more than 600 people, and at the height of its operation, supplied about a third of the state’s electricity. But the plant shut down in 2014, and this week, the final cask of high-level radioactive waste will be loaded up. By next month, the plant will be essentially free of radioactivity for the first time since it opened 50 years ago.
Broadcast at noon on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.