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Ameren Missouri seeks 20-year reactor extension

Ameren Missouri seeks 20-year reactor extension

March 15th, 2012 in News

This March 2012 photo shows the nuclear plant at the Callaway Energy Center, about 10 miles southeast of Fulton.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

During a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) public hearing Wednesday in Fulton, two people spoke in favor of a nuclear reactor license renewal and two were opposed.

Fulton City Administrator Bill Johnson and Holts Summit Alderwoman Pamela Murray spoke in support of Ameren Missouri's proposal to renew its license to continue operating the current nuclear reactor at the Callaway Energy Center south of Fulton.

Johnson said he was speaking as a private citizen but he was confident that the Fulton mayor and members of the Fulton City Council are strongly in support of the license renewal.

Ameren Missouri's license to operate the current nuclear reactor expires in 2024 and the utility wants to renew the license to operate the plant until 2044.

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