Ameren Missouri defends EPA environmental charges
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Fear that the Obama Administration will use its regulatory muscle against coal-fired power plants has pushed rural electric cooperatives and city-owned power plants around Missouri to team up with Ameren Missouri in seeking an early site permit for a second nuclear reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.
The vast majority of electrical power generation plants in Missouri operated by cooperatives and municipal power plants are coal fired. Ameren Missouri also generates most of its power by coal-fired plants. About 20 percent of its electrical power comes from the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant in Callaway County near Reform.
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