QueBlog recently caught up with District 7 Councilmember Justin Rodriguez and he had some interesting things to say about the South Texas Project's effort to build two new nuclear reactors at their plant near Bay City.
Rodriguez, who is currently seeking re-election in District 7, said he has yet to make a decision on whether San Antonio (via CPS) should participate in the nuclear project, but he expressed strong reservations. Rodriguez said he was most concerned about the cost issue, and said he's had a very difficult time "getting a straight answer" from CPS reps about the ultimate price tag for the reactors. He added that CPS has urged him to visit the facility, but he will probably wait until after the May 9 election before making the trip.
At this week's Current/Sa4Mayor Town Hall, mayoral candidate Julian Castro called the nuclear project the most important issue the next mayor will initially face, and while Castro didn't endorse the plan, he sounded like he was leaning in that direction. Mayoral contender Diane Cibrian expressed a bit more reluctance about the project, while Rhett Smith, Lauro Bustamante, and Napoleon Madrid slammed it as a foolish and expensive boondoggle.