Mid-Missouri lawmaker says politics threatening nuclear legislation

FULTON, Mo. — A consortium of public and private utilities in Missouri is vital to Missouri’s energy future, and it may become a model to be emulated throughout the nation, Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said Monday.

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Kehoe told a town hall meeting in Fulton that no action has been taken on his bill, but another legislative proposal has been offered by the Missouri Senate leadership that threatens to destroy the partnership of utilities seeking the option of building a second nuclear reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant near Fulton.

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