Kentucky Senate passes new nuclear power plant bill

 Kentucky Senate passes new nuclear power plant bill

The Kentucky state Senate passed a bill that would end a moratorium on building new nuclear reactors in the state.
 
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Danny Carroll (R-Paducah), whose district is home to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant that is in the process of shutting down, according to wkms.org. More than 1,000 jobs are affected by the closing of the uranium enrichment facility, and the senator hopes that by building new nuclear, it could help replace some of those lost positions, the article said.
 
The article said that the bill would require any new nuclear plants to also make a plan for storing the waste. Kentucky is mostly a coal state, and some lawmakers said they expect the bill to not pass despite a need to diversify the state’s energy mix.
 
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