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Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a news conference in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center in Columbia to announce Westinghouse Electric Company’s efforts to develop next generation Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in Missouri.

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Nixon: Global nuclear plan looks outside Missouri

COLUMBIA — The technology is unproven, the financing undetermined and the market prospects unclear. But those uncertainties aren’t preventing a phalanx of Missouri business and political heavyweights from lining up behind a next-generation nuclear energy project that Gov. Jay Nixon hopes will help define the Show-Me State much like the American auto industry helped elevate Detroit.

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