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Callaway - Nuclear Power
4:21 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Missouri Environmental Group Moves To Block Relicensing Of State's Only Nuclear Power Plant

Ameren's Callaway Nuclear Reactor is the only commercial nuclear power plant in Missouri.
Credit Missouri Coalition for the Environment

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment has filed a petition to intervene with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to try to keep the NRC from relicensing Ameren's Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.

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Nuclear Waste
9:15 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Missouri Environmental Group Sues Over Long-Term Risks Of Nuclear Waste

Ameren's Callaway Nuclear Reactor is the only commercial nuclear power plant in Missouri.
Credit Missouri Coalition for the Environment

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is one of several groups filing suit against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to try to get the agency to address the long-term storage of nuclear waste.

That suit follows similar cases filed by the states of New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Prairie Island Indian Community in Minnesota.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Blunt Decries 'Nuclear Option' For Filibuster

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is joining his fellow Republicans in criticizing a push by Majority Leader Harry Reid that would limit the power of the filibuster -- a legislative technique to give power to the minority party.

Blunt and the GOP call Reid's proposed rule changes the "nuclear option." Reid prefers the term the "constitutional option."

Whatever you call it, it would limit the use of the filibuster by making a few changes – most notably being that the one doing the filibustering actually has to be present for the speech, and can’t just threaten it.

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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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President Obama at the UN
8:29 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Obama: 'Time Is Not Unlimited' To Resolve Iran Nuclear Dispute Via Diplomacy

President Barack Obama speaks to the United Nations on Sept. 25, 2012.
(Screen capture via UN video feed)

Updated 9:55 a.m. with recap, link to full remarks

President Obama addressed the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly today and touched on the Iran nuclear dispute and addressing the root causes of turmoil in the Middle East, among other topics.

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nuclear energy
7:36 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

NRC freezes nuclear power licenses until waste issues are addressed

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Nuclear Plant.

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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Nuclear Power
3:42 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Local task force assigned to Ameren, Westinghouse nuclear project

Ameren Missouri's Callaway County plant near Fulton. Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. have a plan in the works to build up to five smaller nuclear reactors near the Callaway facility.

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has announced the formation of a task force to help Missouri land a federal grant to build small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR’s.

The task force is made up of officials from counties adjacent to Ameren Missouri’s Callaway County nuclear plant, which would build the reactors in a joint project with Westinghouse.  Nixon says it’s important to have input from local-level officials.

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Nuclear Power
12:07 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan

Ameren Missouri's Callaway County plant near Fulton. Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. have a plan in the works to build up to five smaller nuclear reactors near the Callaway facility.

Executives from Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse presented their plans today to the state Public Service Commission for pursuing grants to build small nuclear reactors.

The two companies have teamed up to pursue up to $452 million from Washington to build up to five Small Modular Reactors, or SMR’s, at Ameren’s Callaway County plant Joseph Zwetolitz is President of the Americas division of Westinghouse.  He says SMR’s would be safer than the traditional nuclear reactor.

“This reactor is almost entirely underground, which provides an additional level of safety, with regards to potential postulated accidents, deliberate attacks, tornadoes, those kind of things," Zwetolitz said.

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Energy
5:35 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Plans to be announced Thurs. could include second Mo. nuclear reactor

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and officials of two energy companies are preparing to make an announcement that could include plans for a second nuclear reactor in the state.

Nixon and leaders of Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric are scheduled to make the formal announcement Thursday at a news conference in Jefferson City. Nixon's office says the announcement will be significant for energy development and economic growth in Missouri.

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MO Statehouse
4:59 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Mo. State Senator asks for special session on nuclear site bill

A freshman State Senator wants Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) to call a special legislative session to approve a site permit for a second nuclear power plant.

Mike Kehoe (R, Jefferson City) carried the issue in the Senate this year.  He sent a letter to the governor requesting a special session.

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