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Science, Health and Technology
3:26 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Cleanup of closed Mo. nuclear fuel plant ongoing

Credit Chris Murphy / Flickr

The coordinator of the cleanup of a closed eastern Missouri nuclear fuel plant says he's pleased with the pace of a $200 million cleanup.

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Business
1:14 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed

(via Ameren Missouri)

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 2:12 pm

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a freeze on issuing licenses for new plants and 20-year renewals for existing ones following a ruling by a federal Appeals Court.

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in June that the practice of allowing nuclear plants to store spent fuel rods on site doesn’t meet federal environmental standards.  The decision in essence bars the awarding of any new licenses until the industry begins addressing the problem of storing nuclear waste.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Task force created to try to secure Westinghouse nuclear project funding

Governor Jay Nixon speaks on the creation of a Local Government Task Force to aid Westinghouse Electric’s bid for federal funding from the DOE. July 23, 2012
Jon Ingram KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon announced today the creation of a Local Government Task Force to assist an effort to develop and manufacture small nuclear reactors.

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Energy
8:43 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Nixon, UM president Wolfe to tout nuclear plan

Ameren's nuclear plant in Callaway, Missouri
File photo KBIA

Gov. Jay Nixon and University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe will join utility executives and business leaders at an event designed to boost support for building small modular nuclear reactors in the state.

The event Monday on the Columbia campus is billed as an economic development summit, while officials await word on a U.S. Department of Energy grant application.

Westinghouse Electric Co. and Ameren Missouri are competing for a share of the $452 million the energy department has set aside for the new technology.