Planning & Economic Development

Exelon files decommissioning plans to shut down Byron Nuclear Plant

Exelon files decommissioning plans to shut down Byron Nuclear Plant BYRON (WREX) – Exelon Generation, owner of the Byron Nuclear Plant, files decommission reports on Wednesday. It’s among the final steps in retiring the Byron Nuclear Plant. “With no signs of a breakthrough on clean energy legislation in Springfield, we have no choice but to …

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Exelon moves to pull plug on Byron, Dresden nuclear plants, saying Springfield’s failure on energy deal leaves ‘no choice’

Exelon moves ahead with plans to shut down Byron, Dresden nuclear plants, citing Springfield failure to pass energy bill An Exelon spokesman said the company remains hopeful that “clean energy legislation will pass in time for us to reverse these actions,” but they must move toward shuttering the plants. One lawmaker said the action was …

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A permanent storage site for nuclear waste is long overdue for Wiscasset and other communities

Editorial: A permanent storage site for nuclear waste is long overdue, for Wiscasset and other communities The BDN Editorial Board operates independently from the newsroom, and does not set policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Nuclear waste doesn’t belong in Wiscasset. Or in more than 100 …

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Vermont Panel Hears Update On Federal Nuclear Waste Storage Policies

Vermont Panel Hears Update On Federal Nuclear Waste Storage Policies A committee of the advisory panel monitoring the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant held a meeting this week to get an update on federal nuclear waste policy and the potential ramifications for the Vermont plant. On January 11th, 2019 Entergy completed its …

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Exelon faces closure of its Illinois NPPs if new legislation is not adopted

Exelon faces closure of its Illinois NPPs if new legislation is not adopted US power utility Exelon said on 19 July that the four nuclear plants serving Chicago and northern Illinois are approaching a combined 41 years, or 15,000 consecutive days, of continuous service at a time when the energy grid is increasingly…

NRC Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Decommissioning

NRC Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Decommissioning BUCHANAN, NY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss and take comments about a decommissioning roadmap report for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The NRC said, on July 29, staff will present information on regulatory reviews and oversight of the plant …

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$1.2M grant aims to help Southwest Michigan through aftermath of nuclear power plant closure

$1.2M grant aims to help Southwest Michigan through aftermath of nuclear power plant closure COVERT, MI – Michigan State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today applauded the announcement of a more than $1.2 million grant being awarded for economic recovery and planning as Southwest Michigan prepares for the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station in 2022. …

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