Poor, accident prone Vermont Yankee continues to cause trouble. The latest incident at the nuclear power plant concerned the escape of radioactive contaminants during the refuelling of the reactor.

It seems that, when workers removed the cover of a reactor vessel, they placed it too close to a fan which then blew radioactive particles across the site. Nice going. It’s definitely one we’ll use when we eventually write our comedy show set in a nuclear power plant. Twenty-five workers were exposed to ‘very minor’ amount of radiation and had to be evacuated.

The accident took place on the first day of the reactor’s three-week refuelling process. With Vermont’s current run of luck, that’s going to be a very long, tense three weeks.