Nuke Vote Set In Columbus

Ohio could become the latest state to hand out a billion dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants. Lawmakers in the Ohio House are set to vote on a plan that would give $150 million a year to stop the unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely. Gov. DeWine intends to sign it into law, if the legislation is approved. Critics say the state’s residents and businesses shouldn’t be forced to pay a new fee that would be added onto electricity bills and benefit the nuclear plants’ owner. Supporters contend the nuclear plants account for nearly all of Ohio’s clean energy and employs a combined 1,400 workers, while generating millions in taxes.

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