Riddle to file bill to permit expansion of nuclear plant

Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, said Monday she intends to file legislation soon that would allow Ameren Missouri to recover costs of obtaining an early site permit for a second nuclear reactor at Callaway Energy Center.

“Last year the House approved a measure I offered that would make it possible to expand the nuclear plant in Callaway County. I intend to use that exact language that was approved last year as a starting point for this year,” Riddle said.

The measure offered by Riddle last year was approved by a vote of 121 to 21 in the House. But the issue died in the Senate when agreement could not be reached.

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