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Radioactive Waste Dump Connection of Yucca Mt/West Texas – Ian Zabarte + Nuke Bailout Headache$$$ – Dave Kraft, NH #535 via Nuclear Hotseat

This Week’s Featured Interviews: Radioactive waste dump connection between Yucca Mountain and West Texas explored and exposed by Ian Zabarte, Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation.  He rips apart the recent decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve a high level “interim” … Continue reading

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Exelon moves to pull plug on Byron, Dresden nuclear plants, saying Springfield’s failure on energy deal leaves ‘no choice’ via Chicago Sun-Times

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 expected. “I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Exelon Sees No Future in Nuclear Power — Why Should Anyone Else? via NIRS

The largest nuclear power company in the country is ready to cash out.  Exelon Corp. owns 23 operating reactors across five states, as well as five closed reactors. It is also the largest utility company in the nation, with over … Continue reading

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Corruption scandals expose nuclear industry for what it is via Augusta Free Press

By Tim Judson, David Kraft and Pat Marida Proponents of nuclear energy like to present it as a cutting-edge technology that would save us from climate disaster. But recent corruption scandals in Ohio and Illinois have shown the nuclear industry … Continue reading

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Exelon CEO warns Wall Street that Illinois nukes could close via Crain’s Chicago Business

[…] Exelon Corp. CEO Chris Crane said Thursday that three of its plants in the state are “financially challenged” and that the company is working with lawmakers to ensure nuclear power is included in any legislation that supports clean energy. … Continue reading

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant To Close, Latest Symbol Of Struggling Industry via NPR

By Jeff Brady 40 years after the nation’s worst commercial nuclear accident, the remaining reactor still operating at Three Mile Island in South-central Pennsylvania is closing. Exelon announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 will shut down by … Continue reading

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But America’s Fukushima-design reactors should have closed immediately after Japan disaster via Beyond Nuclear

By Paul Gunter   […] “It’s clear that Oyster Creek and the entire, aging U.S. nuclear reactor fleet is hemorrhaging financially,” Gunter said. “The fact that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear industry continue to prioritize financial margins … Continue reading

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Will Exelon nuke-site cleanup cash be there when needed? via Crain’s Chicago Business

The Chicago area has relied heavily on nuclear power for its electricity for decades, but eventually those plants’ useful lives will end. Billions will be needed to clean them up and return that land to productive use. Will the money … Continue reading

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SPECIAL: U-Chicago Atomic Propaganda Orgy Decoded by Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen & NEIS – Errors, Omissions & Lies, Oh My! – via Nuclear Hotsat

The University of Chicago produced a month-long orgy of pro-nuclear self-congratulations to celebrate the first atomic pile, the chain reaction which started our collective nuclear nightmare.  The events culminated in a Symposium, “Nuclear Reaction,”  held on December 1, 2017, featuring … Continue reading

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Problems persist a decade after discovery of chronic radioactive leaks via Chicago Sun-Times

Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon’s Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after the discovery of chronic leaks led to national outrage, a $1.2 million government settlement and a company vow to guard against future accidents, an … Continue reading

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