As debate over the eventual fate of the Palisades Nuclear Plant continues, Michigan officials are studying the state’s nuclear prospects.
Should the state tap into new nuclear technologies? That’s one of the questions being posed as the scramble continues to revive the Palisades plant in Van Buren County.
Bridge Michigan reports that a bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday directing the state to study the question, and is headed to Governor Whitmer. It’s funded by 250 thousand dollars that was earmarked to study nuclear power options in the June budget.
An outside firm will conduct the study, which would focus on the financial and environmental tradeoffs and potential industry developments in emerging technologies.