Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nuclear planners train hazmat teams

With a briefing for hazardous materials teams from Carbon, Emery, Grand and Uintah counties last week, the proposed Blue Castle nuclear project took another step on the long road to groundbreaking. The power plant site is about five miles west-northwest of Green River in Emery County. Final approval by all federal, state and local agencies would give the go-ahead for a generating facility that would match or exceed the output of all the coal-fired power plants now operating in that county. Plans call for 2,000 to 3,000 megawatts of capacity at the site. In contrast, the three units at PacifiCorp's Hunter Plant and both units at the Huntington plant are about 400 megawatts each. Blue Castle Holdings, Inc., which is developing the site, has reported that it has already secured water rights for the plant. Sun Advocate