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MidAmerican still weighing possible nuclear plant

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MidAmerican Energy is still considering building a new nuclear power plant as part of its long-term plans in Iowa.

MidAmerican, which is owned by Warren Buffett's Omaha, Neb., based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is converting coal plants at Council Bluffs and Sioux City to natural gas.  The company has also invested heavily in wind power.

But MidAmerican's CEO says he wants to make sure the utility has a diverse mix of fuels, and he's not convinced that natural gas will remain as cheap as it is now.

The utility will provide more details of its plans this summer in a report to regulators.

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