By Steve Murphy, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The nuclear crisis in Japan may prompt lawmakers to revisit a nuclear moratorium bill in the Minnesota legislature.

“This is just a reminder about how risky these (nuclear plants) can be,” said Democratic State Rep. Frank Hornstein, of Minneapolis.

Hornstein said the crisis in Japan should cause lawmakers to re-think a bill now in conference committee, which would lift a 17-year-old ban on new plants in Minnesota.

“What we ought to be doing in Minnesota is keeping our moratorium in place,” he said. “I hope the governor will veto any bill that comes out of the legislature.”

The bill lifting the ban has been pushed by the new Republican majority in both houses. It remains to be seen whether any Republicans will reconsider the moratorium measure.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

Comments (4)
  1. Lucifer says:

    Yup… The progressive liberals will not let a crisis pass without taking full advantage of it to serve their agenda.

    The entire couuntry of Japan is a fault line and prone to earthquakes. They are also surrounded by the sea which makes them prone to floods and big waves. Far as I know Minnesota is pretty save from either of these events. This rethinking of our nuclear power plants and future construction is just liberals being stupid.

  2. Mike Hunt says:

    You’re a idiot.

  3. kareem says:

    You’re “an” idiot. Placing Minnesota with Japan is just idiotic. Like the above post says, they are on a fault line and an island. We are not near any fault lines and are roughly a thousand miles from any coast.

  4. Lucifer says:

    And your are a Hunt Mike 🙂

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