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URANIUM MINING AND MILLING
GREEN RIVER NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Emery County Economic Development Director Resigns
Willow Creek Pipeline Company and Acquisition by Blue Castle Holdings
Dominate utility in Utah not interested in developing nuclear power
Op Eds About Nuclear Power
Since the water rights are bifurcated, and nearly half of the combined water supply has a junior water right, the operations of the proposed nuclear powerplant are likely to be curtailed during a water shortage in the Colorado River basin. The Bureau of Reclamation is anticipating a 50/50 chance of shortages occurring in the lower basin by the end of the current decade, and the Department of Energy anticipates power generation at Glen Canyon Dam to be curtailed.
There is compelling information for the State Engineer of the Utah Division of Water Rights to deny this water transfer application, but Blue Castle Holdings has the ear of the state legislature, which finds the time to pass dubious resolutions like denying climate change (cached), scolding professors at Brigham Young University, and challenging the public ownership of federal lands in the court system with the legal fees paid for by the SITLA sleaze fund.
Read letter by Utah Division of Water Rights that denies application by Mancos Resources for a uranium mill at proposed Green River Industrial Park here.USGS daily stream data for Green River gage: Plots; Raw data;