I am disappointed in the state engineer's decision to award 53,600 acre-feet of water rights for a proposed nuclear power plant on the Green River ("Utah gives green light to nuclear power plant," Tribune, Jan. 21).
Nobody knows how much water there will actually be in the Green in the near future as we enter an era of climate uncertainty. Utah should act conservatively and not award rights to water that may not exist.
Nuclear power is not clean energy. There is no solution for long-term storage of nuclear waste, and after 20 years of arguing about disposal at Yucca Mountain, the nation is starting over from scratch.