nuclear moratorium

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

It took ten years for the Kentucky legislature to pass Senate Bill 11, known as the “Leeper Act,” lifting a moratorium on the nuclear industry. But state leaders say it could take another decade before there is nuclear energy development in the commonwealth. Governor Matt Bevin and area lawmakers gathered in Paducah on Wednesday after for a ceremonial signing of the bill.  

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Governor Matt Bevin is joining state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the bill that effectively lifted the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky. 

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With the passage of a bill lifting the ‘nuclear moratorium’ in Kentucky, now that Senate Bill 11 also known as the 'Robert J. Leeper Act' has been signed into law, there is a renewed attention on the past, present and future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

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A bill that would lift the moratorium on nuclear power plants in Kentucky passed a legislative committee Tuesday and awaits final passage by the state House of Representatives.

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Kentucky’s 2nd District State Representative is, for the fourth time, introducing legisaltion to lift the statewide nuclear ban.  

Gerald Watkins’ pre-filed bill would end the decades-old moratorium and add Kentucky to the list of nuclear-power generating states.  

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Both of Paducah’s state legislators are working on bills to lift Kentucky’s nuclear moratorium this upcoming legislative session.  

Republican State Sen. Danny Carroll says he’s working on a measure lifting the ban on construction of nuclear reactors within the state.  

A bill to eliminating the ban passed the Senate last session but stalled in the House.  

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  Kentucky state Rep. Gerald Watkins of Paducah is drafting a new bill that would end the commonwealth’s moratorium on nuclear power plants.