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Published: Monday, Sept. 23 2013 12:35 p.m. MDT

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Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

With California shutting down one of its nuclear plants and its $4 billion price tag, Utah policymakers need to think seriously about the economic implications for building a nuclear power plant in our state. In California, Edison wants all the ratepayers to pay for the closure costs of the nuclear plant -- in essence socializing the cost -- rather than have the stockholders pay for the closing. $4 billion is a lot of money, even in California. That $4 billion is basically a massive subsidy for ONE nuclear power plant.

And the two nuclear plants being built in Georgia currently got their construction costs covered by Obama stimulus money. Again, another massive subsidy for the industry.

Utahns have already been burned by uranium tailings in Moab that took taxpayers to clean up that mess when the private companies went bankrupt. Again, another subsidy for nuclear power.

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "Baron Scarpia" according to the NRC, all nuclear power plants are to have a fund in place to cover their decomissioning.

We should allow this because of the economic benefits, plus the added power that Utah could tap into for future growth.

As for the fuel, why not reprocess the spent rods. No more mining for new fuel is required.

Ephraim, UT

Could you please provide us with some answers. Where will we get our energy from? More coal? More Gas? Solar? Wind?
Nuclear is the only logical answer. All evidence indicates this. 18 Billion dollars! I want it spent in Utah.
Did you know that radiation exposure is higher living next to a coal fired power plant then it is next to a nuclear plant?
Where do the radioactive particles in coal go? The answer: Into the atmosphere.
Whereas, the radioactive material from a nuclear plant is contained and controlled.

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