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NIU report: Byron nuclear plant closure would lead to 2,300 jobs lost

NIU report: Byron nuclear plant closure would lead to 2,300 jobs lost BYRON – A new report from Northern Illinois University says closing the Byron Generating Station will result in the loss of more 2,300 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of economic activity.Closing the nuclear power plant will put roughly 720 people …

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Move to save nuclear plant

Move to save nuclear plant State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, has created a website dedicated to helping save the Byron Nuclear Power Plant, which, if shuttered, would cost the area 727 jobs and $38 million in annual tax revenue. “The Byron Generating Station is an important cornerstone of the Ogle County economy,” Demmer said.

A look at Exelon’s 4 economically challenged nuclear plants in Illinois

A look at Exelon’s 4 economically challenged nuclear plants in Illinois Exelon Corp. -owned nuclear power plants in Illinois eyed for early retirement have had declining financial margins of late, according to an analysis using S&P Global Market Intelligence’s plant-level production cost model.

Byron station response committee established

Byron station response committee established A group of Ogle County organization representatives won’t be taking the Byron nuclear plant’s planned closure lying down. An announcement was made last Friday about the formation of the Byron Station Response Committee, which plans to develop a “collaborative, broad-based response” to Exelon’s announcement of its intent to close Byron …

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Byron residents pull together in hopes of saving nuclear plant

Byron residents pull together in hopes of saving nuclear plant BYRON, Ill. (WTVO) – The Byron School Board formed the Byron Station Response Committee last week to identify and mobilize groups that will work to keep the nuclear power plant there open. Exelon announced it would close the Byron Generating Station last month, blaming declining …

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Byron, Morris nuclear plants tentatively set for closure

Byron, Morris nuclear plants tentatively set for closure By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Exelon Corporation on Aug. 27 announced plans to close two Illinois nuclear power plants next year in a decision the company claims is independent of legislative energy policy negotiations. But, in a news release announcing the closures, Exelon’s CEO …

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Without nuclear plant money, two Illinois towns could face tough decisions

Without nuclear plant money, two Illinois towns could face tough decisions (The Center Square) – The planned closure of two nuclear power plants in Illinois could require rural tax districts to make difficult choices when they cut millions of dollars in spending. Nuclear power company Exelon announced last week it would decommission facilities in Byron …

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Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year

Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year With Gov. J.B. Pritzker blocking another round of ratepayer subsidies, ComEd’s parent company said Thursday it plans to close two of the state’s nuclear plants next year. Because nuclear power doesn’t emit heat-trapping pollution, some analysts and scientists think it should be …

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