Who has concern about the expanded Nuclear Power plants in Glen Rose?


 

Who has concern about the expanded Nuclear Power plants in Glen Rose?
 


10 September 2006 at 9:06:00 AM
salon

I ask because it doesn't seem likely that 100 percent of the people who live here are overjoyed at the idea of an additional nuclear power plant unit being added. I noticed an article in which coal plants seem to be on the rout in Texas; nobody wants them. I understand that ANY of these plants of whatever type would add jobs-but in the larger picture, there are dangers fraught with these types of energy generators.

Now, this article is talking about coal-fired plants, but I think it's worth not passively accepting more nuclear power plants, either.

Environmental groups fighting the permits have been emboldened by recent turns of events. Lone Star Sierra Club executive director Ken Kramer said it’s no longer just a “ragtag bunch of environmentalists” and local citizens who are sounding the alarm.

“I think a number of big-city mayors have awakened to the fact that these proposed coal-fired power plants could dramatically undercut their efforts to try to achieve their air quality standards,” he said. “It gives us some reason for hope that the tide is beginning to turn.”

Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of Public Citizen’s Texas office, said the opposition to coal-fired power plants is growing.

“What we’re seeing is the coming of a major storm,” he said. “The wind has been behind TXU’s sails because the regulatory process favors them. We’re beginning to see a significant shift in the winds as the downwind cities affected by the pollution begin to fight. At least now we know we’re going to have a fight, and we may end up with significant improvements.”

Environmentalists have a long list of complaints against coal-fired power plants. Though modern coal plants are much cleaner than those of a generation ago, they still emit significant amounts of mercury, which can cause birth defects; sulfur dioxide, which causes acid rain; soot particles, which cause visibility and respiratory problems; and carbon dioxide, an as-yet-unregulated emission that many scientists say contributes to global warming.

But the most pressing issue in the current debate is smog. Fossil fuel-burning power plants create nitrogen oxides, which can travel long distances and convert to ozone-based smog in cities.


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