By John Haksch, Field Officer
The Louisa County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Dominion’s request for a renewal of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the dry cask storage site at the North Anna Power Station (NAPS) at Lake Anna. The site stores the nuclear waste from their reactors until such time as a Federal storage facility (currently on hold in Utah) can be opened for business. The CUP has a built-in seven year review and renewal period.
A few nuclear power opponents spoke against approval, citing their views on the general evils of nuclear power but did not articulate any specific reasons for denying the CUP.
The contingent from NAPS provided a cogent, well-documented and illustrated presentation describing the current state of the storage facility, their expected storage needs for the life of the upcoming CUP, and their hazardous waste storage plans for the future.
John Haksch is the Louisa County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.
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