Callaway Nuclear Power Plant

EPA Carbon Rules
4:28 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Proposed EPA Rules Get Missouri Lawmakers Talking About Carbon Emissions

Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri lawmakers are sounding off on proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at reducing carbon emissions.  

The proposed rules effectively provide individual states with options to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. These options include making facilities more energy efficient, investing in alternative energy sources like solar and wind power, or joining other states in “cap and trade” programs.

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Energy
4:25 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Callaway Nuclear Plant Back Online

Ameren Missouri

Missouri's sole nuclear power plant is back online after being shut down for more than three weeks.

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center was taken off line July 26 after an electrical arc caused a small fire.  The plant resumed operations Sunday morning.  Spokesman Cleve Reasoner says the arc was triggered when a ventilation louver came loose and got too close to the power cables.

"Testing confirmed that there was no impact to the major components," Reasoner said. "So the repairs were those that were associated directly with correction of the arc damage."

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Energy
5:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

'Several Days' Before Callaway Nuclear Reactor Will Be Back Online

Ameren Missouri

Missouri's lone nuclear reactor remains shut down while workers and officials continue to investigate what caused a small fire at the Callaway County plant Friday night.

Ameren Missouri spokesman Cleve Reasoner said it'll be several days before the plant is back online.

"We are assessing impacts from the arc that we had in our cable leading from the plant," Reasoner said. "We've begun disassembling equipment and investigating what the nature of the damage is and what the nature of the cause(s) of the event are."

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Energy
2:47 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Small Fire Shuts Down Callaway Nuclear Plant

Ameren-Missouri officials say a small fire in a turbine building last night has prompted them to temporarily shut down the nuclear power plant near Fulton, Mo.

The fire was put out quickly, no injuries have been reported and at no time did the situation threaten the public or nearby communities, according to a statement released by Ameren-Missouri.

According to an Ameren-Missouri release:

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Callaway Accident
3:57 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Ameren: Mo. Nuclear Plant 'Operating Safely' In Wake Of Accident

An accident at the Callaway Energy Center in central Missouri has injured three workers.
Ameren Missouri

Updated 3:51 p.m. April 4

Ameren Missouri released a statement today saying that the plant is operating safely, but did not release any further details about those injured. An excerpt of the statement: 

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Nulcear Power Project
4:44 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Ameren, Westinghouse Plan For Modular Reactors Passed Over For Funding

Ameren Missouri's Callaway County plant near Fulton.

A collaboration between St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric Corporation to develop small modular nuclear reactors was passed over Tuesday for initial


funding by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Nuclear Power
5:27 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Ameren Rallies Support For Nuclear Plans

Ameren's Callaway nuclear power plant went online in 1984, and is located about 25 miles northeast of Jefferson City, Missouri
Ameren Missouri

The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren is continuing to rally support for its plan to build small modular nuclear reactors in Missouri.

Together with its partner in the venture, Westinghouse Electric Company, Ameren held what it called a “supplier summit” today in St. Louis.

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Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
4:41 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Another legal objection filed against Callaway nuclear renewal

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Nuclear Plant.

Ameren's request to renew the operating license for its Callaway Nuclear Power Plant with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, for the next 20 years, has garnered another legal challenge.

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Morning round-up
6:46 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Morning headlines - Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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Ameren, Westinghouse to give more details on nuclear partnership

Missouri regulators will learn more today about a proposal to build small nuclear reactors at Ameren Missouri's Callaway nuclear power plant.

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Ameren/Environment
12:38 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Environmentalists file legal objection to Callaway nuclear renewal

Updated 2:15 p.m. with link to full legal document.

A St. Louis-based environmental group is asking the federal government to more closely scrutinize Ameren Corp.'s request for a 20-year license renewal at Missouri's only nuclear power plant.

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