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Callaway Energy Center turns 30

Nuclear facility’s director of nuclear projects looks back at some milestones in the plant’s 30 years in Callaway

Thirty years ago today, Dec. 19, the Callaway Energy Center was declared fully operational and started contributing power to Ameren Missouri’s grid. John Patterson, director of nuclear projects at the Callaway Energy Center, has worked with the plant for 34 years. He told the Fulton Sun major milestones he has seen in his time at the plant.

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NRC puts Callaway Energy Center license renewal on hold

Ameren Missouri had expected to hear NRC's decision by end of December

Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center won’t have a final decision regarding its license renewal application from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this month as it originally expected. Click to read why the NRC put its decision on hold.

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Fulton Soup Kitchen sees change in leadership

After more than 15 years as a volunteer and leader, Anne Erbschloe has stepped down as president of the Fulton Soup Kitchen.

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Petition filed to delay Callaway Energy Center license renewal

Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) filed a petition on Dec. 8 to intervene in the license renewal of Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center, according to MCE. The nuclear facility is expecting a decision from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on its application for a license renewal this month.

MU health care, Nueterra purchase Callaway Community Hospital

The University of Missouri (MU) Health Care and Nueterra announced a joint purchase of Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. Find out more about their partnership.

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Prepping the pieces

Art House’s winter exhibit opens Thursday with reception, runs until Jan. 30

Art House is preparing for the gallery’s Winter Exhibit, which will have its opening reception Thursday, Dec. 4. Click to read more about the work included in the exhibit.

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Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center finishes refueling, maintenance outage

The planned outage was one of largest in the nuclear plant's history

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center is back in service after finishing its 20th planned refueling and maintenance outage. During this outage, the plant replaced its original reactor vessel head that was installed when the plant first went online in 1984.

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Callaway Energy Center builds dry storage for plant’s spent nuclear fuel

Ameren Missouri expects to complete construction by summer 2015

Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center is expecting to wrap up construction on its dry cask storage space by summer 2015. The dry cask storage, a structure that will be located on Ameren’s Callaway Energy Center campus, will help Ameren expand the life of the plant by giving it the space to store spent fuel assemblies through 2044.

Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.

Central Missouri Energy ordered to stop biodiesel scam

Owner Boyd Ware allegedly deceived investors with false claims of building facility in Fulton

A Centralia man who had previously sought help from the city to build a biodiesel plant in Fulton has been ordered to stop all business proceedings.

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NRC to decide on Callaway nuclear plant’s license renewal request next month

If the plant’s application is approved, it will extend the facility’s operating license to 2044.

Next month, Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center expects the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to make a final decision on the nuclear plant’s application for a 20-year license renewal. If approved, the plant’s operating license would be extended to 2044.

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Callaway nuclear plant to finish maintenance, refueling later this month

The nuclear power plant started a planned refueling and maintenance outage on Oct. 11. Callaway Energy Center officials expect the plant to wrap up its maintenance projects and refueling later this month. Read about some of the work they are doing during the outage.

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Groundwater study leads Ameren to add more monitoring wells

Plant will add 19 new monitoring wells after groundwater study of area where contaminated water was found in July

Callaway Energy Center will install 19 additional groundwater monitoring wells on plant property. This decision comes after a recommendation from GZA GeoEnvironmental. The nuclear facility asked GZA GeoEnvironmental to perform the groundwater study shortly after the plant found radioactive tritium and Cobalt-60, both byproducts of a nuclear reaction, in water in a ground water monitoring well on plant property.

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Dragon Kitchen reopens Oct. 31

Restaurant’s new health inspection clears it of prior violations

Read more about the restaurant's reopening and view the Oct. 29 inspection report as well as the restaurant’s initial Oct. 15 health inspection report — which listed violations.

Westminster College is seeking public feedback

Westminster College is seeking public comments about itself as part of the school’s periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

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