Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bill Boosting Nuclear Plant Begins Legislative Path :

Missouri News Horizon reports on pending legislation to add another nuclear plant in the state:
Legislation that backers hope will speed the process of building a second nuclear plant in Missouri is already in lawmakers’ hands.

Sponsor, State Senator Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, was one of the first lawmakers to file legislation for the upcoming session. His bill would allow power companies involved in an effort to obtain an early site permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to recoup through rate hikes the permit costs. The permit cost is estimated at about $40 million.

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