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House gets chance to debate fate of nuclear power plant

Millstone Nuclear Power Station   (Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Flickr)
Millstone Nuclear Power Station (Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill designed as a “safety net” for the nuclear energy industry sailed through the state Senate late Friday — just five minutes after it was posted online and a month after the industry signaled that it was struggling.

Sen. Paul Doyle, who co-chairs the Energy and Technology Committee, said Millstone Nuclear Power Station, like other nuclear plants, is struggling to compete in a changing energy market.

The financial situation of Dominion Energy, the company that owns the two nuclear reactors at Millstone in Waterford, is unclear because the publicly-traded company sent “mixed signals” at an informational hearing in March.

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