Missouri debates new nuclear plant

We'll soon see how much Missourians want a new nuclear power plant.

A Missouri utility wants to build a second nuclear plant in Callaway County if ratepayers will pony up before the plant opens. But that is against the law in Missouri, where utilities are prohibited from charging ratepayers for plants that have not been built.

So a showdown is looming in the General Assembly on whether to change the law to allow a 1,600-megawatt nuclear plant to be built by AmerenUE.

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