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Radioactive Water Leaks From Illinois Nuclear Plants via BGA

Problems persist a decade after discovery of chronic radioactive leaks at Exelon plants. By Brett Chase and Madison Hopkins, Better Government AssociationNovember 17, 2017  Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon’s Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after discovery of chronic … Continue reading

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Three Mile Island nuclear plant shuts down for refueling, maybe its last via Lancaster Online

The Three Mile Island nuclear plant is currently shut down for an every-two-year refueling outage — perhaps its last. “Earlier this year, Exelon Generation announced the early retirement of Three Mile Island in 2019 and, absent a legislative solution, the … 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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Are Court Victories for Nuclear Credits a Win for Renewables? Maybe Not via Greentech Media

On July 31, 2017, Greentech Media published an article entitled “Court Victories for New York, Illinois Nuclear Subsidies Are a Big Win for Renewables,” and declared that the court proceedings represented “a significant win for the nation’s largest nuclear fleet owner Exelon.” … Continue reading

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[…] SUBJECT: RELEASE OF CIRCULATING WATER CONTAINING TRITIUM USING AN UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE PATH DESCRIPTION: On June 12, 2017, Braidwood reported to the NRC in Event Notification (EN) 52802, “Offsite Notification for Discharge of Circulating Water,” that they had notified the … Continue reading

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Infamous Three Mile Island Is Latest Casualty of Shale Boom via Bloomberg

ompetition from cheap natural gas has claimed another U.S. nuclear power plant in a state that has balked at government aid for financially ailing reactors. Exelon Corp.’s Three Mile Island reactor near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, site of the worst commercial nuclear accident … Continue reading

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Three Mile Island closure looms after third failed bid via York Dailey Record

For the third year in a row, Three Mile Island failed to secure a crucial contract to sell its electricity, increasing the possibility that the plant will soon close. The plant is allowed to remain open through 2034. However, Exelon will decide by … Continue reading

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Paying Nuclear Losers for ‘Clean’ Power Upends U.S. Markets via Bloomberg

Some U.S. states are trying to save money-losing nuclear plants — and disrupting America’s electricity markets in the process. New York and Illinois have cleared the way for nuclear power to be subsidized with higher fees on buyers — aid … Continue reading

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Nuclear plant owners expand search for financial rescue via AP

[…] Perhaps nuclear power’s biggest nemesis is the cheap natural gas flooding the market from the northeast’s Marcellus Shale reservoir, the nation’s most prolific gas field. Meanwhile, electricity consumption hit a wall after the recession, while states have emphasized renewable … Continue reading

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Generators, business group file federal court petitions to halt Illinois nuclear supports via Utility Dive

[…] The Illinois injunction request comes just as a federal district court in New York was hearing oral arguments on motions to dismiss a complaint about the New York Public Service Commission’s ZEC program. At the hearing, Judge Valerie Caproni … Continue reading

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