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Commentary: Exelon’s nuclear hostage crisis tactics must end via Chicago Tribune

By DAVID KRAFT “Nuclear Hostage Crisis: Day 2,363” Yes, that’s right. It was March 9, 2014, when Exelon announced that it would close its nuclear plants if the Illinois legislature, under House Speaker Michael Madigan’s watchful eye, did not bail them … Continue reading

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Zion skyline in for a change with planned razing of nuclear towers via Chicago Tribune

By Mary McIntyre The green-capped concrete towers of Zion’s barren lakefront will be gone soon, but the nuclear waste that has crippled the city economically will remain. Zion Solutions, which is part of Utah-based EnergySolutions, will finish deconstructing and demolishing … Continue reading

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Illinois Issues: The Prairie State’s Nuclear Waste Conundrum via NPR Illinois

The Land of Lincoln is the country’s largest de facto nuclear waste dump. Under a federal measure passed 30 years ago, the spent fuel from America’s nuclear reactors is supposed to be permanently buried out in the Mojave Desert, tucked … Continue reading

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Bill designed to bailout failing nuclear plants, transfer wealth, kill renewables, group testifies SPRINGFIELD— Nuclear Energy Information Service of Chicago testified today before the Illinois State Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee that the new Exelon legislation amounted to a … Continue reading

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An end to nuclear power in Illinois? via WBEZ

Carol Browner, one of our guests on yesterday’s show, is the former EPA administrator under President Clinton, who also served in the Obama administration. Now she helps lead a group called Nuclear Matters, which is bullish on nuclear power. Today, … Continue reading

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“Polar-vortex resistant nuclear” not so “resistant” after all via Nuclear Energy Information Service

CHICAGO—Nuclear proponents like Exelon Corporation are quick to claim that nuclear power was “reliable energy” during last year’s “polar vortex” days compared to its fossil fuel rivals. It seems that crowing may have been premature. The Pilgrim-1 nuclear reactor near … Continue reading

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Illinois report says Exelon nuclear straits not so dire via Midwest Energy News

Has Exelon been crying wolf? Or should the state intervene to help the Chicago-based corporation’s nuclear plants prevent closures that could hurt the economy and endanger the electric supply? A 269-page report created by four Illinois state agencies and released … Continue reading

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NUKES vs GLOBAL WARMING vs RENEWABLE ENERGY as we investigate how King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas) is doing its best to subvert our Solartopian future. DAVE KRAFT of Chicago’s Nuclear Energy Information Service joins CINDY FOLKERS and KEVIN … Continue reading

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“NO Confidence in NRC’s ‘Waste Confidence’!” – Safe Energy Advocates Declare via NEIS and Sierra Club Illinois Nuclear Free Committee

CHICAGO—Safe energy advocates from numerous organizations around the Great Lakes Basin converged on Oak Brook, Illinois to deliver a message to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): “We have NO confidence in NRC’s ‘Waste Confidence’ rule!” The NRC has scheduled … Continue reading

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“The sky is blue. Water is wet. ‘Illinois Biggest Atomic Dump’” – says Bloomberg Press via Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)

Article on radioactive waste buildup captures public attention. Finally. Dave Kraft, Director, NEIS October 25, 2013 An article in the Bloomberg Press of Oct. 25, 2013 titled “Illinois Biggest Atomic Dump as U.S. Fails to Pick Site,” has received a … Continue reading

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