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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed into law a bill that lifts state restrictions on nuclear power plant construction.

Justice on Tuesday signed off on Senate Bill 4, which repeals state code that frowns upon nuclear power. The bill had passed through the House of Delegates on a 76-16 vote last Monday, and through the Senate on a 24-7 vote on Jan. 25.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or mtony@hdmediallc

.com. Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter.

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