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Nuclear plant proponents brief citizens on plans

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Executives of Blue Castle Holdings conducted two public briefings in Price on the proposed nuclear power plant near Green River Thursday and Friday.

Highlights of the presentation included: - The two-unit, 3,000 megawatt plant will increase Utah's electric generation by 50 percent by 2022. - The site selection process concluded that the Green River area would be best because of low seismic risk, adequate water, nearness to I-70 and a railroad line and proximity to existing and planned high-voltage transmission lines. - The plant will be state-of-the-art design, unlike the Fukushima complex in Japan that was a 40 year old plant built on a 50 year old design. It is expected that cooling water circulation - crucial to cooling the core -will rely on simple gravity rather than pumps. - The water supply will come from unexercised rights of the Green River, which were already approved for power generation use by coal-fire plants that were never built.

Conducting the briefing were: Aaron J. Tilton, president and CEO; Chief strategic officer and former NRC Chairman Nils Diaz; Chief operating officer Thomas Retson; and Senior vice president for business development Reed Searle.

Full details will be in Tuesday's Sun Advocate.

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