Exelon Corp.’s nuclear power plants are an ocean and half-a-continent from the crippled reactors in Japan, but fallout from the still-unfolding disaster is headed straight for the company.
The biggest nuclear plant operator in the United States, Chicago-based Exelon will bear the full force of an expected crackdown by regulators spurred to action by uncontrolled radiation releases across the Pacific. Already, President Barack Obama has ordered a full-scale review of nuclear power plants in this country, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is considering raising fees on Exelon’s six power stations in the state.
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