TSEPA Calls for Unbiased Information on Victoria Nuclear Plant in Response to October 28 Exelon Event

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Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance (TSEPA) believes Exelon event does not represent a true opportunity to get unbiased information on proposed nuclear power plant

Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance (TSEPA) is encouraging the Victoria community to learn as much as they can about Exelon's proposed nuclear power plant, following the company's event on October 28 in Victoria:

"Exelon's plans have the potential to negatively alter the quality of life for future generations in our area," said TSEPA Director John Figer. "However, the Exelon event does not represent a true opportunity to get any unbiased information. Exelon offers elaborate handouts, corporately-funded door prizes and a slick sales pitch when people need answers and facts. The company obviously has a large stake in this project and is concerned about its bottom line -- but not necessarily the future of Victoria County and the Guadalupe River Basin."

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) has acknowledged recently the region is facing the worst drought in decades. "Even so, Exelon pushes forward with plans to build a nuclear reactor on the Guadalupe River, which is at its lowest levels in the last 50 years," said Figer. "Water is scarce today and yet Exelon seeks to corner the market with 24 billion gallons of water annually from the Guadalupe River for its reactor. TSEPA asks: What will be left for Victoria County and the entire river basin?"

"Just last week, GBRA spokesperson Lamarriol Smith contradicted the numbers in the Region L plan as well as those provided by Bill West when she stated that the Exelon project falls well within the means of the available water supply," Figer continued. "Looking at the Region L plan, the numbers just don't add up. We have no idea how the GBRA and Exelon are coming up with these numbers or why they continue to feed the public contradictory information."

"Door prizes are nice, but Exelon should know that concerned Texans will continue to ask for specifics and facts. A nuclear reactor will change the Guadalupe River forever," Figer added.

To learn more about TSEPA and its concerns regarding the proposed nuclear reactor, visit http://www.speakupvictoria.com.

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