450 jobs at risk at Missouri aluminum plant, lawmaker files bill for cheaper energy

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NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. – A Missouri lawmaker is looking to keep a major U.S. aluminum smelter plant in New Madrid County operating.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, about 450 workers’ jobs are in jeopardy at the ‘Magnitude-Seven’ metals plant. Missouri House Minority Leader Crystal Quade filed a bill to provide cheaper energy to fuel the ¬†plant. Right now, it’s coal-powered.

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The Mag-Seven plant is the largest single consumer of energy in Missouri; it uses as much electricity as Springfield, the state’s third largest city.


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