For Immediate Release: October 14, 2016
Contact Nancy Burton/NancyBurtonCT@aol.com
The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 on the Millstone nuclear power station’s water discharge permit and whether the Superior Court defied an order the state’s highest court issued to it to hold a hearing on whether DEEP acted illegally in proceedings to renew the permit.
The case, Nancy Burton v. Commissioner of Environmental Protection et al. (SC 19664) will be heard at 10 AM at the Supreme Court, 231 Capitol Avenue in Hartford.
Nancy Burton, director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone, brought the case seeking to convert Millstone’s two operating nuclear power plants in Waterford , Connecticut , to a closed cooling system.
Millstone’s nuclear reactors have employed “once-through” cooling since the first reactor went online in 1970. The alternative, “closed cooling,” would recirculate water from the Long Island Sound at an onsite pool and avoid releasing an environmentally destructive thermal plume and toxic and radioactive waste materials to the Sound. Closed cooling would also avoid massive, 24-7 harm to fragile marinelife that are sucked into the nuclear plants’ intake structures.
A summary of the case, prepared by the Supreme Court, appears here: http://jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/Summaries/Docket/19664.htm