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1 May 2009
Missouri Utility Drops Nuke Construction Plan
The New York Times reports here that AmerenUE, a utility company servicing Missouri and Illinois, has suspended its effort to build another reactor and power plant near Fulton, MO. Evidently, the biggest obstacle was Missouri’s anti-CWIP regulations. Construction Works in Progress, or “CWIP” regulations in some states, like Florida, allow utility companies to charge rate payers for construction costs before a new power plant generates and sells a single watt …