JEFFERSON CITY - A non-partisan group calling itself "Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future (MBEF)" said Tuesday it is supporting the U.S. Department of Energy funding for small modular reactors (SMRs) to go at the Callaway County nuclear plant. MBEF said in a news release it supports the Westinghouse Electric Company's partnership with Missouri's investor-owned, cooperative and municipal utilities.
MBEF Executive Director Irl. L. Scissors said, "SMR funding will mark an important and positive step for Missouri and our energy future...It is promising to see the U.S. Department of Energy more forward."
Scissors said MBEF is prepared to work with Missouri membership during the 2013 legislative sessions to make energy a priority in Missouri.