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Rezin Says Bill to Save Nuclear Power Plants Could be Voted on This Spring

Rezin Says Bill to Save Nuclear Power Plants Could be Voted on This Spring State Senator Sue Rezin says there still haven’t been any bills proposed, but efforts are still underway to pass legislation to keep two nuclear power plants slated to close this year open. Rezin hopes to have something to vote on this …

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Exelon Threatens To Mothball Four Nuclear Power Plants Unless Paid A Premium For Their Zero-Carbon Electricity

Exelon Threatens To Mothball Four Nuclear Power Plants Unless Paid A Premium For Their Zero-Carbon Electricity Lawmakers often turn to federally chartered “Independent Market Monitors” to vet the nuclear industry’s claims that its plants are money-losing. This is an investigation of how one of these expert groups arrived at its striking conclusion about two nuclear …

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Illinois AFL-CIO releases updated nuclear impacts report

Illinois AFL-CIO releases updated nuclear impacts report ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – In response to Exelon’s announcement of the premature closure of two of Illinois’ six nuclear plants – Byron and Dresden, the Illinois AFL-CIO released an updated version of the Brattle Group’s Illinois Nuclear Impacts Report. The report highlights the economic losses and environmental impacts …

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Not Much Movement Yet on Legislation to Save Two Nuclear Power Plants from Closure

Not Much Movement Yet on Legislation to Save Two Nuclear Power Plants from Closure Morris State Senator Sue Rezin says there hasn’t been much movement on timely legislation to prevent two nuclear power plants in Morris and Byron from closing down late next year. The two power plants are owned and operated by Exelon.

Leaders discuss economic fallout of potential Byron Nuclear Plant closure

Leaders discuss economic fallout of potential Byron Nuclear Plant closure BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) – The push to save the Byron Nuclear Plant is on, as local leaders and community members advocate for the reactors to keep operating. “There is a lot of uncertainty which obviously leads to 727 plant employees that are a little uneasy …

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Rockford community fights to keep Exelon nuclear plant open

Rockford community fights to keep Exelon nuclear plant open ROCKFORD – Community leaders, residents and elected officials in Illinois are working to keep a nuclear energy company from closing its plant. In August, Exelon announced that it would close its Byron nuclear power plant in September 2021 and the Dresden Generating Station in Morris two …

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Building trades group opposes closure of Byron Nuclear Plant

Building trades group opposes closure of Byron Nuclear Plant BYRON (WREX) – The Northwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council announced Friday its opposition to the closure of the Exelon nuclear plant in Byron. The closure, which was announced in August, is slated for September 2021. This announcement is the latest of several labor leaders, …

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All hands are on deck to save the Byron nuclear plant

All hands are on deck to save the Byron nuclear plant ROCKFORD – With more than 2,300 jobs at stake, community leaders, residents and elected officials are coming together to do everything they can to save the Byron Generating Station. Exelon announced in late August that it plans to close the Byron nuclear power plant …

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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.

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