Blue Castle Holdings Inc., owner of the Blue Castle Project, presented testimony by expert witnesses at the hearing conducted by the State Water Engineer on the benefits and minimal impacts to Green River Basin of the use of 53,600 acre feet of water for the proposed nuclear power project in Utah. The hearing is one of the last steps for gaining the needed state approval to divert and use the water for the project.
Water engineering expert witness and former Utah State Water Engineer Jerry Olds provided data and testimony to demonstrate sufficient unappropriated water exists in the Green River to use at the proposed power plant. Olds stated, “This is a very favorable location for the use of this water; it will not impair other users’ water rights.”
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