Nixon: Not the right time for Ameren’s nuclear plant bill

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It’s premature to saddle ratepayers with potential construction costs’ before project has permits and utility has decided to build, Missouri governor says.

Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday he opposes legislation that would pave the way for AmerenUE to build a second nuclear plant in Callaway County.

The St. Louis-based utility, which sells electricity to 1.2 million customers in Missouri, should focus on getting the necessary federal permits before seeking authority to charge consumers for construction costs while the plant is being built, Nixon said.


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