Nuclear Power Generating Facilities (Maine)

From Open Energy Information

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Maine

Name Nuclear Power Generating Facilities (Maine)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The first subchapter of the statute concerning Nuclear Power Generating Facilities provides for direct citizen participation in the decision to construct any nuclear power generating facility in Maine. The Legislature has found that the construction of a nuclear power plant is a major financial investment, which will have consequences for consumers for years to come. In the recent past, investments in nuclear power plants have caused severe financial strain on consumers. Additionally, there are many uncertain future costs associated with nuclear power plants, including the costs of low-level and high-level waste disposal, decommissioning and long-term care. These costs will be borne by the consumers and reductions in these costs will serve to benefit consumers. Therefore, any proposal to construct a nuclear power facility in Maine will be presented to the voters of Maine as a referendum at the next following statewide election.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jay Hyland
Department Radiation Control Program
Division Health and Engineering
Address 11 State House Station, 286 Water St., Key Plaza, 4th Floor, Augusta, ME

Zip/Postal Code 04333
Phone 207-287-5677
Fax 207-287-3059

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 35-A M.R.S.A. 4301-4303
Date Effective 1999
Date Enacted 1987