Ohio nuclear project still in early stages, Duke Energy says

President Barack Obama's support for new nuclear plants could influence decisions about building a facility at a former uranium-processing site in Piketon, Ohio. State officials and utilities such as Duke Energy in 2009 declared the formation of the Southern Ohio Clean Energy Park Alliance, which seeks to explore the development of a 1,600-megawatt nuclear plant. "We are still in the initial stages of this project," Duke spokeswoman Sally Thelen said.

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