Lawmakers Push to Save Nuclear Power

Lawmakers Push to Save Nuclear Power
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Pennsylvania's nuclear power industry, including the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Salem Twp., faces a challenging future and needs help, according to a bipartisan group of state lawmakers.

The Susquehanna plant, owned by Talen Energy, is among the largest employers in the region, with a workforce of about 900.

Elected officials say they want to make sure those jobs are secure.

A report released late last year by the Bicameral Nuclear Energy Caucus — a small group of state lawmakers of both major parties, from both houses of the state legislature — says lawmakers need to help nuclear power producers stay competitive in an energy market flooded with cheap natural gas.

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