Nuclear Power http://kuer.org en Lawmakers Caught in Transmission Line Power Play http://kuer.org/post/lawmakers-caught-transmission-line-power-play <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>As the legislative session winds down, lawmakers find themselves in the middle of a power play between energy businesses over an interstate electric transmission line.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:52:56 +0000 Judy Fahys 43307 at http://kuer.org Lawmakers Caught in Transmission Line Power Play Nuclear Developer Ready to Move Ahead After Water Ruling http://kuer.org/post/nuclear-developer-ready-move-ahead-after-water-ruling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week, a judge in Price ruled that Utah’s state engineer acted properly in allowing a development company to lease water rights in the Green River for a proposed nuclear power plant.&nbsp; Blue Castle Holdings is now planning to move ahead with the next step -- applications to federal regulators&nbsp; for the plant itself.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:58:24 +0000 Dan Bammes 39023 at http://kuer.org Nuclear Developer Ready to Move Ahead After Water Ruling Western States Endorse Plan for Mini-Nuclear Plant http://kuer.org/post/western-states-endorse-plan-mini-nuclear-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Several Western states are involved in an initiative to study small-scale nuclear power plants. The first of this new generation of nuclear reactors could be built in Idaho.</p><p>Oregon-based <a href="http://www.nuscalepower.com/news20130701.aspx">NuScale Power</a> has been developing its design for a 47-megawatt power plant that would not need extra water, electricity or even human intervention to stay safe in an emergency.&nbsp; Now it hopes to build one at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:32:48 +0000 Dan Bammes 31753 at http://kuer.org Western States Endorse Plan for Mini-Nuclear Plant Tooele County Nuclear Storage Site Canceled http://kuer.org/post/tooele-county-nuclear-storage-site-canceled <p>After major opposition from Utah’s top elected officials a <a href="http://www.privatefuelstorage.com/">group of utility companies</a> has once and for all scrapped their plans to build an above ground nuclear waste storage facility in Tooele County. The companies wanted to construct radioactive waste containers on a <a href="http://www.privatefuelstorage.com/project/facility.html">100-acre area on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation</a>. The site also sits very close to the Utah Test and Training Range where the military frequently drops and tests explosives. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22808 at http://kuer.org Tooele County Nuclear Storage Site Canceled Hinckley Forums: Serious Rules for Nuclear Power Without Proliferation http://kuer.org/post/hinckley-forums-serious-rules-nuclear-power-without-proliferation <p>December 11, 2012<br><br><strong>Serious Rules for Nuclear Power Without Proliferation</strong><br><br><strong>Henry Sokolski</strong>, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/events/forums/index.html" target="_blank">Click here</a></strong> for more information about the Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums at the University of Utah.</p><p><a href="http://www2.kuer.org/hinckley.html" target="_blank">Past Hinckley forums can be found here.</a></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:10:54 +0000 22240 at http://kuer.org Hinckley Forums: Serious Rules for Nuclear Power Without Proliferation