CT Paying Price In Fight Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Aug 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Story, Nuclear

 

The 43-cask The Connecticut Yankee Independent Spent Fuel Storage facility has stored 412 metric tons of nuclear waste since it was built in 2002.

Fed up with 12 years of delays in removing nuclear waste from Connecticut’s power plants, a coalition of business and utilities is demanding the Obama administration reverse its decision undoing three decades of planning for disposing of waste from the country’s nuclear power programs.

Connecticut is home to two nuclear power facilities: the active Millstone plant in Waterford and the decommissioned Connecticut Yankee reactor in Haddam. The Haddam facility remains active only to store the 412 metric tons of nuclear waste that awaits transport by the U.S. Department of Energy to a permanent disposal site.

Read the council’s news release here: New England Council Urges Nuke Commission to Proceed with Yucca Mountain Site for Nuclear Waste, visit their website here: http://www.newenglandcouncil.com.

via CT Paying Price In Fight Over Nuclear Waste Storage | Hartford Business.

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