Monday, April 2, 2012

Lawsuits challenge water rights granted for nuclear power plant

Multiple groups hoping to kill plans for a proposed twin-reactor nuclear power plant in Emery County are asking the district court to overturn the Utah state engineer's decision granting 53,600 acre-feet of water to the project. Lawsuits were filed late Tuesday in the 6th and 7th district courts — representing the two blocks of water awarded by Kent Jones in late January — asserting Jones failed to follow the law when he made his decision. Deseret News

 Aaron Tilton's Blue Castle Holdings is proposing to take the water from the Green River for use in the cooling process at the proposed plant, which would be located near the city of Green River in Emery County and generate 3,000 megawatts of electricity.