Utah nuclear power plant fight heads to court

Posted at 9:36 AM, Sep 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-23 15:39:34-04

PRICE, Utah -- The battle over plans to build a nuclear power plant in south eastern Utah will go to court in Price Monday.

State regulators approved a proposal for Blue Castle Holdings to use water from the Green River to cool the plant's nuclear reactors last year, but opponents from the environmental group HEAL Utah are fighting back.

“This is by far our best, and in many ways only chance, to decide whether this is right for Utah or not,” said Matt Pacenza, who is the policy director of HEAL Utah.

The lawsuit against Blue Castle Holdings is expected to take about a week.

To read more about the case, click here.

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