Thursday, July 1, 2010
Utah nuclear / Green River site
It looks like another early but important step in Utah getting a nuclear plant built has been taken. This article describes the funding arrangements being made for a new three-reactor 4500 MWe site. The comments on this article seem to indicate fear on the part of residents-- fear of conspiracy (since supposedly all the generated power will be sold to the West Coast on the grid) and fear of water shortage (since there's little water, the plants will take it all.) I don't know about any of that since I don't live there and am not involved in Utah politics, such as they are but I can tell you that seeing any opposition to any nuclear plant is no surprise.