Energy policy — nuclear: Water availability is a primary main concern driving the Pueblo County commissioners in rejecting new electrical generation plant

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From the Colorado Independent (David O. Williams):

Citing concerns about safety and a lack of water, the Pueblo County commissioners Monday night unanimously voted down a zoning change request by a Pueblo attorney seeking to build a “clean energy park,” including a nuclear power plant, just outside the city. The vote was 3-0 to deny the zoning change…

Ultimately, the commissioners decided the potential jobs were outweighed by community concern over a lack of water to cool any future reactors and the potential safety and environmental concerns stemming from storing spent fuel on site.

More nuclear coverage here and here.

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