Friday, May 20, 2005

NuStart Announces Finalists

There's exciting news coming out of the NuStart Energy consortium this morning -- namely, that the group has announced that six areas are considered to be finalists for one of the consortium's two possible license applications for a new nuclear reactor:

Four of the six already house operating nuclear power plants. The sites, by location, are:
  • Scottsboro, Ala. The Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, an unfinished site owned by the U.S. government's Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • Port Gibson, Miss. The Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, owned by Entergy.
  • St. Francisville, La. The River Bend Station, owned by Entergy.
  • Aiken, S.C. The Savannah River Site, a U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons lab.
  • Lusby, Md. The Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant, owned by Constellation Energy.
  • Oswego, N.Y. The Nine Mile Point plant, owned by Constellation Energy.
As we noted back in March, Oswego has been publicly campaigning to get a spot on the list.

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2 comments:

Jim Muckerheide said...

An item in today's Syracuse Post-Standard reflects the yin and yang of the new nuclear initiative.

"Oswego On Short List"

The major says 'if we don't get picked on this round... We'll have a plant in Oswego under construction by the end of this decade' !? :-)

Regards, Jim Muckerheide
jim.muckerheide@state.ma.us

Matthew Bohun said...

It is interesting to me that five of the six finalist sites are in the South. It seems to me that the southern states are far more open to industrial development than the north east, or west. The north east and west seem to be afflicted with a politically indulged environmentalism that is based on science learned from the films "The China Syndrome" and "Silkwood", rather than from a university.