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Nuclear evacuation planner's job is cost-free but faces ax

Times Argus - 1:31 pm Thu Apr 1st, 2010

A program assistant who helps plan evacuation protocols near the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor is among the 320 state workers identified in the Douglas administration's reduction-in-force plan.


James Douglas says the layoffs are needed to save $17 million in General Fund expenses. However, the radiological-preparedness position held by Jaclyn Harman - one of two state workers identified for potential elimination at the Department of Public Safety's 21-person Vermont Emergency Management division - is paid for entirely from a special reserve funded by the owners of the nuclear plant.

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