Nuclear News | July 13, 2017

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Nuclear Plant Shutdowns a Crisis for Small Towns Across the USA

Head south out of Brattleboro down Route 142, a two-lane country road bordered by rolling green fields, and you’ll spy a “Cattle Crossing” sign beside a dairy farm. During the summer grazing season, when it’s time to cross the road, Miller Farm alerts its neighbors that a herd of Holsteins are on their way. “We try to go as fast as the cows will allow, thank you for your patience,” reads one Facebook post.
In many ways, Vernon, a town of 2,200 on the southern edge of Vermont, has the feel of a place where folks still rely on the land for their living.But look up and you’ll catch a glimpse of massive transmission lines extending out from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River.
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