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Milwaukee Dems stand against nuclear (11:01 a.m. 10/28/09)

By Paul Snyder

The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County this week issued a resolution opposing any proposal to loosen the state’s restrictions of nuclear power.

The resolution said the state should instead pursue carbon-free and nuclear-free energy policy.

State lawmakers last month, led by state Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, introduced a bill to clear the path for nuclear plant development in Wisconsin. It includes removing the law requiring proposed nuclear power plant projects to first meet a set of standards, including whether there is a proper dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel.

At the same time, state Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay, said easing of the state’s nuclear restrictions could be part of a bill based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming.

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