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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State utility regulators continue to probe the balancing act that Ameren Corporation plays between generating profits and providing safe electricity. The Missouri Public Service Commission held another day of public hearing into the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. A vice president of Ameren's energy trading group told the PSC energy traders in the company help decide when its most profitable to shut down power plants for repairs, but the company does not keep plants running if there is a safety concern. The PSC is investigating the collapse to see if it reflects widespread safety problems at Ameren. No additional witnesses are expected to be called, and a report from the PSC could be available within a month.

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