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Second Nuke Plant Could Get Site Permit

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – Power companies in Missouri are a step closer to passing along some of the early cost of a second nuclear power plant on to consumers.   The House Utilities Committee passed legislation that would allow companies to recoup the cost of an early site permit.

“This is our ticket to get on the train to control Missouri’s energy future. We go nowhere unless we have a site permit that says we are allowed to continue to look into further nuclear generation.” said Callaway County Representative Jeanie Riddle, sponsor of the measure.

She says this bill would add less than 71-cents a year to a customer’s power bill.

Companies such as Ford, Monsanto and Anheuser Busch have testified against the bill.

Copyright KMOX/Jefferson City Bureau

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