Vermont Yankee and Entergy's main safety focus as a nuclear operator is the prevention of any kind of incident. From regular maintenance of operations equipment to functional testing of all personnel, almost all activity within the perimeter of the plant is designed to prevent an incident from happening. That includes conducting diligent testing and data gathering. Vermont Yankee is frequently inspected by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other federal agencies that grade response to simulated emergency situations and its equipment is also tested regularly.
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