The current moratorium is under review. Days before the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a bill, that would have eased restrictions on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Kentucky, failed to pass the state legislature dashing the hopes of atomic energy advocates.
Senator Leeper’s bill cleared the senate but failed to pass the Kentucky House for the third year in a row. Leeper vowed to introduce the bill once more next year.
Kentucky’s nuclear debate is still largely hypothetical as no company has proposed building a nuclear power plant in the state.