Legislation that would allow Missouri utility customers to be billed for a site permit for a second nuclear reactor may be dead for the session.
The measure had recently been added to a separate bill dealing with utility deposits and the Office of Public Counsel.
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection team is at Ameren Corp.'s Callaway nuclear plant near Fulton after concerns were raised about lubrication of an auxiliary feedwater pump.
An Ameren spokesman says the inspection is unrelated to heightened concerns at nuclear plants following the damage to the plant in Japan.
The NRC says an oil sample taken Feb. 8 showed the auxiliary pump might have been inadequately lubricated.
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Missouri’s sole nuclear power plant was built to handle “worst case” natural disasters.
That’s what Ameren officials told reporters Friday morning, at a press conference called in response to the nuclear crisis in Japan.
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