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Lawmakers questioning nuclear energy bill

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Legislators and advocacy groups are questioning how necessary a nuclear energy bill is in terms of electricity needs.

MidAmerican Energy is pushing for legislation allowing the company to recover costs to a nuclear plant despite possibly being incomplete.

Data show Iowa's electrical supply has increased more quickly than consumption since the year 2000.

Supporters of the bill say the trend isn't likely to continue.

The Iowa Utilities Board must sign off on the legislation before a plant can be built.

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