Groups file letter against water for Utah nuke plant

Jun 29 2011 - 1:52pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Environmental groups from four states are filing a letter criticizing a request from the owners of a proposed nuclear power plant in Utah to use water from the Green River.

The groups say in the letter that water is already scarce in the region and the Green River, which joins the Colorado River in southeastern Utah, cannot support the generation of nuclear power.

The letter was sent to Utah State Engineer Kent Jones Wednesday. Jones is currently reviewing the request by Blue Castle Holdings to use 53,600 acre feet of water for the plant, which would be located in eastern Utah.

Groups from Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California signed the letter.


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