West Virginia to remove nuclear construction ban : Nuclear Policies

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01 February 2022

A invoice eradicating West Virginia’s ban on The enchancment Of latest nuclear power crops has accomplished its passage by way of the state’s legislature And might now go to the state’s governor for signature. The ban has been in place since 1996.

West Virginia’s State Capitol (Picture: West Virgnia Legislature)

The West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday handed the invoice by 76 votes to 16. The invoice was final week handed by the West Virginia Senate by 24 votes to 7. It repeals two clauses in Chapter 16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931: Article 27A-1 and Article 27A-2, which ban The enchancment of “any nuclear power plant, nuclear manufacturing unit or nuclear electrical power producing plant” till a nationwide radioactive waste facility Is out there.

The clauses additionally require any would-be nuclear power plant candidates To current proof to the state’s Public Service Fee on nuclear waste disposal plans, financial feasibility and compliance with environmental safety legal guidelines and legal guidelines.

Based mostly on the West Virginia legislature’s report, the chair of The house Authorities Group Brandon Steele said eradicating the ban Did not “implement something” and It’d take “years” earlier than any nuclear power would constructed Inside the state. Repealing the ban would permit for a “dialog” on value, legal guidelines, and completely different particulars to Happen, he said.

Based mostly on information from the Nuclear Energy Institute, West Virginia obtains Greater than 88% of its electricality from coal. Although the state has no nuclear crops, nuclear power is Utilized in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, all of which share borders with West Virginia.

Researched and written by World Nuclear Information



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