Third nuclear plant bill surfaces

A southeast Missouri senator Tuesday tossed a third bill into the Senate debate over a potential construction of another Callaway County nuclear reactor.

Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, introduced a bill allowing an electricity provider to charge ratepayers for the costs of successfully getting an early site permit from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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But, unlike Sen. Mike Kehoe’s two bills, Crowell’s measure would place into state law a permanent funding method for the state’s Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility rate cases being considered by the Public Service Commission.

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