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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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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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New Indian Point Oversight Board Forms

New Indian Point Oversight Board Forms With the shuttering of the final nuclear reactor at Indian Point in April, the Indian Point Closure Task Force is no more. But, per the order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board has formed and held its first meeting last month.

Devin Nunes wants to keep Diablo Canyon open. PG&E says its plans haven’t changed

Devin Nunes wants to keep Diablo Canyon open. PG&E says its plans haven’t changed A California congressman has proposed a bill that would require Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to stay open, but PG&E isn’t stopping its decommissioning process just yet. U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, who represents the 22nd District in the Central Valley, on …

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Byron residents in last ditch effort to save nuclear plant from closure

Byron residents in last ditch effort to save nuclear plant from closure BYRON, Ill. (WTVO) – Local advocates are doubling down on their efforts to save the Byron nuclear plant ahead of the end of the congressional legislative session on Monday. Exelon Generation announced the closure of the Byron and Dresden nuclear power generating stations …

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Morro Bay wind farm could add $262 million to economy — but it needs a wind port to do it

Morro Bay wind farm could add $262 million to economy – but it needs a wind port to do it A 3-gigawatt wind farm off the coast of San Luis Obispo County could generate at least 650 good-paying jobs and $262 million in annual economic impact to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties’ economies, …

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