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Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Luminant will end work on their license for two new nuclear reactors at Comanche Peak according to a Reuters report, 11/08/13.
Luminant's actions show once again that the so-called nuclear renaissance is fizzling out. New nuclear reactors would not produce energy too cheap to meter, but energy that is too costly to sell," said
Karen Hadden, executive director of the Sustainable Energy & Economic Development (SEED) Coalition and the leading opponent of the nuclear reactors in
Texas. "This clears the way for safer, cleaner and more affordable renewable energy in
SEED Coalition was the lead intervenor opposing the Comanche Peak reactors, with
Robert Eye as counsel. True Cost of Nukes formed in
Ft. Worth to oppose the reactors and joined as intervenors, along with Public Citizen.
"The decision to quit Comanche Peak 3 & 4 is a victory for the public's health, the environment and the economy. Had these reactors been built they would have created a long-term drag on the economy and caused serious public health and environmental problems, and would have wasted vast quantities of precious water," said
Robert V. Eye.
It was long believed EFH was keeping these licenses alive because they would be valuable assets in bankruptcy. This stunning decision shows how little bankers on Wall Street value nuclear power " said Tom "Smitty" Smith director of Public Citizen's
Five years ago, eight reactors were announced for
Texas, but now only
South Texas is still seeking a license from the NRC. SEED Coalition is opposing these reactors as well, and a hearing will be held in
January 6th addressing the foreign ownership and control of the proposed reactors, since Toshiba, a Japanese company, would own the majority interest of two reactors on US soil.
The NRC is in agreement with SEED Coalition on the foreign ownership issue.