ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The push to open Minnesota up to more nuclear power is nearing its final stages at the state Capitol.
A House-Senate conference committee planned to meet Friday to continue working on a unified proposal for scrapping a ban on new nuclear plant construction.READ MORE: Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show
The bill would allow state regulators to issue permits for one or more nuclear facilities. State law has barred such activity since 1994.READ MORE: Investigative File, Squad Cam Footage Released In Hennepin Co. Sheriff DWI Crash
Even if the two chambers reach a compromise, it’s not clear if Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will sign off. He has said he could accept a bill if certain conditions are met, but his public comments reflect skepticism. He wants more rate protections for customers and a clearer plan for storing nuclear waste.
The House and Senate both approved respective bills by large margins.MORE NEWS: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
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