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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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Ameren Missouri replaces traditional postcard bill with new monthly energy statement

Starting this week, Ameren Missouri customers will receive a different monthly statement than they are used to. Customers will now receive a full page, monthly energy statement that will take the place of their traditional postcard bill.

Callaway County United Way gives money to SERVE for families affected by Evergreen Apartments fire

The Callaway County United Way gave SERVE, Inc. a check last week to further help the 26 Holts Summit families who were displaced by the Oct. 3 Evergreen Apartments fire.

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City: Dragon Kitchen to open soon after closing due to poor health inspection report

Fulton restaurant Dragon Kitchen should be open again for business soon. It closed after receiving poor marks on a Fulton health inspection last week. Read more about the violations and see the inspector's report.

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Ameren Missouri’s Callaway plant undergoes one of its largest maintenance outages in plant history

Plant to replace its original reactor vessel head from 1984

Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center started a planned refueling and maintenance outage on Saturday, Oct. 11. Ameren customers’ service will not be affected by the planned outage, according to an Ameren press release.

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Taking the reins: WWU alumna, Fulton teacher opens Anderson Equestrian Center

Katy Anderson first started riding horses when she was five years old and said she always wanted to do something to help others enjoy horses as much as she has. She recently started a new business — Anderson Equestrian Center, LLC — that boards horses and teaches riding lessons.

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Archie's opens with tribute to local, national athletes

Mark "Archie" Archambault decided to leave the Arris' franchise months ago, and with the help of his crew, has made the restaurant completely his own from the name change to "Archie's," to the items on the menu, to what is sported on the walls.

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Lulu’s Frozen Yogurt holds first chess class

Free classes continue Sept. 4-5

Wednesday, Sept. 3 was the first of three free chess classes at Lulu’s. Read about the experiences of those who attended the first class.