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For Immediate Release: February 3, 2012

Long Appointed to Nuclear Energy Committee

   
      Guntersville -  Representative Wes Long has been appointed to serve on the Select Joint Nuclear Energy Activities and Hazardous Chemical Toxic Waste Oversight Committee.  The appointment was made this week by the Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard.

    The Joint Committee was created in 1981 to oversee all facets of nuclear energy activities and hazardous waste and chemical toxic waste disposal.

    Long said he wanted to serve on the committee due to plans to activate the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in nearby Hollywood, AL.  “Bellefonte will be a major job creator over the next decade and will be an investment of over $4 billion in the Lake Guntersville watershed.  The expansion of clean energy in our area is good for economic development and I look forward to working with TVA in this capacity,” he stated.  “It is a privilege and an honor to be on this committee and I thank Speaker Hubbard for the opportunity.”

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