MN Senate Votes To Lift Nuclear Power Moratorium By admin | April 2, 2009 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Today the Senate approved an amendment to an energy renewable bill that lifts the moratorium on the expansion of nuclear power in Minnesota. The ban on nuclear expansion was enacted in 1994, when the legislature approved 17 additional dry casks for nuclear waste storage at Prairie Island. The bill awaits final Senate approval, likely next week. Link to the amended bill (Senate File 550) Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.