Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Still a lot to be ironed out on nuclear power:

Nuclear power may seem like a nice way to solve our energy needs and reduce greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, but it comes with complications.  Not just ordinary complications.

Utilities Sue U.S. to Halt Nuclear Waste Fees - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Sixteen utilities and a trade association sued the Energy Department on Monday to halt the government’s collection of nuclear waste disposal fees, arguing that the country no longer had a disposal plan after ruling out Yucca Mountain, Nev., as a repository. (April 5, 2010) The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

And also: New York Denies Indian Point Plant a Water Permit - NYTimes.com In a major victory for environmental advocates, New York State has ruled that outmoded cooling technology at the Indian Point nuclear power plant kills so many Hudson River fish, and consumes and contaminates so much water, that it violates the federal Clean Water Act. (April 3, 2010) The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

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