1. Today should be partly cloudy, with a high around 80, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65, according to the service.
2. Just a clarification on who pays the federal government to build , such as Yucca Mountain.
In Connecticut, when Northeast Utilities owned Millstone Nuclear Power Station and the electricity market was regulated, there would be a small fee on each customers’ bill to pay for such a repository, according to Millstone spokesman Ken Holt.
When Northeast Utilities sold the plant in 2001 to Dominion and the electricity market was deregulated, that changed. Now, Dominion pays that cost directly, Holt said. Of course, that cost is passed onto the consumer, so in reality the ratepayers are still paying the fee.
Bottom line, nuclear power plants (or more accurately their ratepayers) across the country pay a fee to build a national repository to the federal government, but as of now, none such repository exists. Instead, all nuclear spent fuel is stored on-site by the nuclear power plants that produce it.
3. Tonight, the New London City Council will vote to allow the city to tap into Waterford’s new,
The move would bring in approximately $75,000 a year from the city to the town, Waterford First Selectman Dan Steward said. New London is mandated to improve its radio system for its public safety personnel by the end of the year, and to build its own system could cost upwards of $4 million, Steward said.
The Waterford Representative Town Meeting
4. Last Monday, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on a proposal by 22 Miner Lane LLC to
The project features a gazebo and eight buildings, which will hold the 48 units, according to the plans submitted to the planning department. For the 48 units, 43 will be two-bedroom condos and five will be three-bedroom condos, according to the submitted plans.
According to minutes from the meeting, the Conservation Commission already approved the project in 2009.
The public hearing was continued until August 27, as the commission brought up some concerns with the proposal. The extension will give the applicant time to address those concerns.
5. A day where quarrels ended. On this date in 1866, President Andrew Johnson officially declared the Civil War over. And on this date in 1988, Iran and Iraq agreed to a cease-fire after almost eight years of war.
Quote of the Day
“Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting than being one.”
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 1938, what great first basemen hit his 23rd career grand slam, a record that still stands today (although is shared with Alex Rodriguez)?
Friday’s Answer: The only state with a one-syllable name is Maine.