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Bill to save Perry Nuclear Power Plant to be unveiled soon

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“A new Ohio House Bill with efforts to save the state’s two nuclear power plants could be unveiled in as early as the next few days.

State Rep. Jamie Callender, R-Concord Township, said the new bill is going to have a ‘more holistic’ approach.

‘It’s not going to be a bill about nuclear, it’s going to be a bill about clean energy in general, I think it’s going to have a lot more global impact than just the two (nuclear) plants,’ Callender said. ‘It’s actually a more comprehensive concept.’

Callender declined to give specifics of the potential legislation as the process is still ongoing, but its unveiling will happen soon.

‘We’re working really hard to balance a lot of competing interests,’ Callender said of the forthcoming energy bill.

Earlier this year Callender — considered a freshman, but serving his second go-round in the State House — was appointed chairman of the House Public Utilities Committee, which he said puts him in the ‘best position in order to try to protect the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.’”

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