04/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Xcel says it has no nuclear plans for Colorado

A spokesman for Xcel Energy told the Colorado Independent today that the company has not proposed a nuclear power plant for Colorado. Tom Henley, Senior Media Relations Representative for Xcel, said he was taken aback reading news that Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall supported a plan Xcel was considering to build a nuclear plant in the state.
We have absolutely not proposed a nuclear power plant" Xcel spokesman Tom Henley told the Colorado Independent Monday. "Yes, nuclear power is a discussion point for Xcel. It's part of any larger discussion of future energy needs. It is just part of the discussion. We are not limiting ourselves. But with all the renewables we have coming online in Colorado by 2015, we do not plan to build a nuclear power plant in the state"

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