Where is the Blue Castle site?
The Blue Castle site is located about five miles west-northwest of Green River, Utah in Emery County. BCH engaged an experienced firm to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the Blue Castle site with regard to the site's potential suitability for development of a commercial nuclear power plant. The firm has extensive involvement in nuclear power plant siting throughout the continental U.S.; at the time of the evaluation this firm had conducted site selection studies for more than half of the announced nuclear plant sites in the U.S. (thirteen siting studies, with a total of more than 100 sites evaluated).
The following specific issues were examined:
Nearby hazardous land uses
The evaluation indicated that there were no fatal flaws at this site and that the Blue Castle site could likely meet all of the NRC requirements for licensing two new nuclear reactors. The licensing process will require significant data collection and analysis spanning five years with costs in the tens of millions.