2010/03/04: MPR: Bill to undo (Minnesota) moratorium on nuclear plants stalls

While the Wisconsin legislature considers a Clean Energy Jobs Act that would open the door to more nuclear reactors in Wisconsin, a similar pro-nuclear proposal has suffered a major setback across the Mississippi in Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio reports:

A surprise amendment to the legislation in a Senate committee attached some conditions, including the requirement that the federal government solve the nuclear waste problem before Minnesota could build a new plant. After that, the author acted to table the entire bill.  The provision requiring a federal repository is now in Wisconsin law; the proposed Clean Energy Jobs Act would eliminate it.