- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah energy company may soon begin work on a nuclear power plant along the Green River after an appellate court upheld a decision to allow the proposal.

The Utah Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that Blue Castle Holdings’ plan for a nuclear site in Emery County can move forward. A district court in 2013 ruled that the company’s plan would not overly tax river by using the water to cool nuclear reactors.

Environmental advocacy group HEAL Utah had appealed the ruling, arguing that the site would significantly reduce water levels and adversely affect wildlife and public welfare. HEAL officials say they are disappointed by the ruling but that they hope the project will fail to attract funding.


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