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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:08 PM
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Kentucky Considers Easing Nuclear Plant Rules
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/75a...

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - As nuclear power looks for a comeback, the state General Assembly is considering plans that would ease requirements for building new plants in Kentucky.

A proposal before the Senate would lift a current state requirement that there be a permanent nuclear waste storage facility before a plant could be built in Kentucky. Sen. Bob Leeper, a sponsor of the bill, says changing the law could get companies looking to build a new nuclear plant interested in Kentucky.

"The bill would allow them to at least put Kentucky on the map," Leeper, I-Paducah, told a Senate panel considering the measure on Thursday.

Currently, state law says a nuclear power plant may only be certified in the Bluegrass state if there is a working radioactive waste disposal operation in existence _ or will be by the time the plant opens.

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sabbat hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 08:46 PM
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1. there should be a third option
a reprocessing plant so that the "spent fuel" can be reprocessed into new fuel, medical purposes.
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losthills Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 08:48 PM
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2. Money talks....
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