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Vermont nuclear plant searching for missing fuel rods

Two pieces of a highly radioactive fuel rod are missing from a Vermont nuclear plant, and engineers planned to search onsite for the nuclear material, officials said Wednesday. The fuel rod was removed in 1979 from the Vermont Yankee reactor, which is currently shut down for refueling and maintenance. Remote-control cameras will be used to search a spent fuel pool on the property, officials said. “We do not think there is a threat to the public at this point. The great probability is this material is still somewhere in the pool,” said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan. Full Story

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