A legislative panel to look into the problems at Vermont Yankee has spent several weeks studying the situation and concluded what is already alarmingly obvious to even the most casual observer. Things have to change.

Did these people get paid for this?

Here we have a nuclear power plant that has experienced one problem after another.

Plant officials who lied under oath to cover up the source of a radioactive leak.

A company that (a la BP) put more effort into a public relations campaign than finding and stopping the leak.

An owner that tried to spin off this plant and others with problems into a subsidiary company – suspiciously like a plan to declare bankruptcy and get out from under any cleanup costs.

This panel concluded a “change in corporate culture” is what’s needed…. Where do they get these people?