Nuclear Power Generating Facilities (Maine)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Nuclear Power Generating Facilities (Maine)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
The first subchapter of the statute concerning Nuclear Power Generating Facilities provides for direct citizen participation in the decision to construct any nuclear power generating facility in Maine. The Legislature has found that the construction of a nuclear power plant is a major financial investment, which will have consequences for consumers for years to come. In the recent past, investments in nuclear power plants have caused severe financial strain on consumers. Additionally, there are many uncertain future costs associated with nuclear power plants, including the costs of low-level and high-level waste disposal, decommissioning and long-term care. These costs will be borne by the consumers and reductions in these costs will serve to benefit consumers. Therefore, any proposal to construct a nuclear power facility in Maine will be presented to the voters of Maine as a referendum at the next following statewide election.
|Contact Name||Jay Hyland|
|Department||Radiation Control Program|
|Division||Health and Engineering|
|Address||11 State House Station, 286 Water St., Key Plaza, 4th Floor, Augusta, ME|
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|Authority 1:||35-A M.R.S.A. 4301-4303|