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Groups oppose nuclear power plant expansion

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) — Two advocacy groups have filed their opposition to expanding the Point Beach nuclear power plant.

Wisconsin Citizens’ Utility Board and Clean Wisconsin, in a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, say the state has more than enough electricity to meet its needs.

NextEra Energy Resources wants to expand Point Beach to generate 17 percent more power. Opponents say the NRC is relying on outdated information about the plant and its importance to the state’s power grid.

According to the Journal Sentinel, American Transmission Co. has proposed a $173 million upgrade of the transmission line network in the Manitowoc County area to accommodate the Point Beach upgrade.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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One comment

  1. If Clean Wisconsin states we have more than enough electricity why in the world do the push for costly, inefficient health affect riddled wind energy? They just do not want safe, efficient, clean energy production which nuclear is.

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