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Groups Concerned About Nuclear Power Want Questions Asked About Point Beach Plan

Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant in 1973
Point Beach Power Plant in 1973. (Department of Energy)

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Hannah Mortensen, of Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin, is asking the NRC to consider whether the state will need the energy from what is now a 50-year-old power plant.

“When Point Beach was built, alternative energy, such as renewable energy — wind, solar, was not as common, was not as economical. Therefore, I think the EIS needs to take a hard look, a hard look, at the alternate option of different energy sources, in comparison to the proposed action of extending the life of the reactors,” said Mortensen.

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