No nuclear plant has been built in the U.S. since the 1979 partial meltdown at the 3 Mile Island Plant in Pennsylvania…..but plans were unveiled Thursday to research the possibility of building one in Southern Ohio. The proposed site is near the grounds of a former uranium-enrichment plant in Piketon. That’s where utility and government officials announced details of the project.
Governor Strickland and other state officials this morning will announce plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon, south of Columbus. Not surprisingly, the debate over the plant has already begun.
There’s a lot of the regulation involved in building a nuclear power plant. That means that a Piketon Nuclear Reactor is still many years away from going on-line.
Nuclear Power is drawing mixed reviews among residents of Southern Ohio Governor Strickland and other officials Thursday are expected to announce plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon. Some residents welcome the thousands of jobs the plant would create; others worry about the health risks.
Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich is celebrating after his long time goal of reviving nuclear power took a big step forward.
A professor of International Relations at the National University of Iran spoke in Columbus Monday. Mahmood Sariolghalam addressed a gathering at Ohio State University where he offered his perspective on the growing Iranian nuclear crisis.