Missouri lawmakers: Nuclear bill still alive
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Supporters predicted lawmakers this session will debate a plan allowing a utility company to seek an early site permit from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and have consumers pay the application costs — if the company wins that permit.
Work on such a permit would determine if a second nuclear reactor could be built on the site near Reform of Ameren Missouri’s 27-year-old Callaway 1 plant.
And the lawmakers’ confidence Wednesday came even though none of the three bills on the subject have been scheduled for floor debate.
“Time is always a problem,” said Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, who sponsors the lone House bill.