Ameren Missouri defends EPA environmental charges

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.

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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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