A new study by researchers at the University of New Mexico has uncovered some startling information about how Green Mountain is planning to power its electric power plants with sleeping ladies.
According to a report published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, Green Mountain has agreed to pay a $2.8 million fine to the EPA, and the company has agreed that it will begin to phase out the use of sleeping ladies in its electric and natural gas operations.
Green Mountain’s move will have a major impact on its operations in southern Nevada, which rely heavily on sleeping ladies to cool and cool off power plants.
The move comes after the EPA found that the company had not properly trained workers in how to safely use sleeping ladies during the construction and maintenance of its power plants, the report said.
In a statement, Green Mountains chief executive officer David Gant said that the changes would result in more efficient and safer operations at its nuclear power plant in southern New Mexico.
According the EPA’s new rules, Green is required to remove sleeping ladies from all of its nuclear reactors by 2021, but the company is in the process of reducing that time frame, Gant added.
Green is still working with the agency to determine the best course of action, Gent said.