Nixon announces plans for second Missouri nuclear plant
The Midwest really does need to replace all of their coal generated power which is about as dirty as energy can get no matter how much you hear the oxymoron “Clean Coal.”
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday he was pushing for legislation to help build a second nuclear power plant in central Missouri.
The proposal would allow utilities to charge customers for the cost of getting early site permits for power plants. Currently, state law does not allow utilities to bill their customers for the cost of building new power plants until the facility is online.
Nixon said the early site permit would cost about $40 million and customers would pay an extra $1 to $2 per year.
Speaking alongside community, labor and business leaders at the Governor’s Mansion, Nixon announced that a consortium of Missouri electric utilities planned to seek regulatory approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for site of the plant.