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Senate to approve lifting nuclear moratorium

A reactor vessel in a nuclear power plant. The reactor vessel accommodates the fuel in the form of enriched uranium clad in metal tubes. The tubes are arranged in bundles placed in fuel assemblies. (Image: Vattenfall via Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is poised to pass a bill that would lift Wisconsin’s ban on new nuclear plants. Currently, state regulators can’t approve new nuclear plants unless a federal facility for storing waste exists and such a plant doesn’t burden ratepayers. No federal facility exists, however. The Republican bill would erase the storage facility and ratepayer ...

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Wisconsin panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin’s sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities’ obligations to pay into the state’s renewable energy program. The bill would eliminate requirements that major utilities submit annual plans for complying with sulfur dioxide emission requirements to the Department of Natural Resources ...

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