Apr 22, 2010

Wisconsin Nuclear power plant measure fizzles

Nuclear power plant construction likely will be just as difficult to accomplish after the legislative session as it was before.

HTML clipboardThe Clean Energy Jobs Act would repeal a state law that prohibits nuclear power plant construction in Wisconsin until the federal government builds a repository to store nuclear waste.

That law, Soletski said, creates a moratorium on nuclear plant development.

"The federal government has given up on the repository," he said. "So as long as the goofy language about it stays in state law, you can't build."

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