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Enviro-Mich message from mienvcouncil@igc.apc.org (dave dempsey)
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Those interested in nuclear energy issues may wish to contact State Rep.
Greg Kaza in support of his resolution, H.R. 40, which urges Congress to
repeal the Price-Anderson Act.

Rep. Kaza, a Republican and enthusiastic supporter of free markets and open
government (he is sponsoring a bill repealing the pollution secrecy law),
calls on Congress to repeal the act as "an unwarranted federal government
interference in the rational market process of risk assessment and resource
allocation [without which] the U.S. nuclear power industry would never have
come into existence, bringing with it excessive electric power prices."

The 40-year-old Price-Anderson Act limits liability for a nuclear accident
to a maximum of $560 million, a fraction of the risk posed by nuclear
generation.

Not surprisingly, Kaza's resolution has met a chilly reception from
Consumers Energy, Detroit Edison, and their friends in the Michigan
Legislature.  To find out how you can boost the resolution, call Jack in
Kaza's office at 517-373-0615.

Dave Dempsey
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
(517) 487-9539
(517) 487-9541 (fax)



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