BEYOND NUCLEAR PUBLICATIONS

Search
JOIN OUR NETWORK

     

     

 

 

« Hinkley Point C in the U.K.: $50 billion radioactive white elephant stopped dead in its tracks?! | Main | "Duke Energy spending on Lee nuclear plant remains slow" »
Tuesday
Dec292015

"[WI] GOP lawmakers lead new effort to lift nuclear freeze"

As reported by Steven Verburg in the Wisconsin State Journal, for the fourth time in 13 years, WI legislators are attempting to repeal a now 33-year old ban on the construction of new atomic reactors in the state.

But groups like Clean Wisconsin oppose the legislation:

Nuclear power plants can take a decade or more to build, making them a poor way to respond to urgent needs for alternative energy sources, Clean Wisconsin’s Amber Meyer Smith told the Assembly committee in written testimony.

And radioactive waste must be protected indefinitely from weather, security risks and human error, Smith said.