Groups oppose proposed power plant’s water request

Three groups have filed a joint protest and requested a state hearing on an application to provide water for a proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah.

Living Rivers, Uranium Watch and the Glen Canyon Group of the Sierra Club said Thursday they submitted the protest to the Utah Division of Water Rights regarding an application by the Kane County Water Conservancy District.

The district has requested a change in the point of withdrawal of more than 2.5 million gallons per day from the Colorado River to the Green River so Transition Power Development LLC would have some of the water needed for the plant.

Transition Power proposes to build the reactor on land about three miles west of Green River in Emery County.

The protesters say the application fails to provide necessary information about environmental impacts of the nuclear facility and the withdrawal of the water.


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