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Ill. House panel approves nuclear power resolution via BND.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers have advanced a plan urging environmental agencies to adopt nuclear power-friendly rules following financial struggles at a major state energy provider. A House committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve House Speaker Michael Madigan’s nonbinding, bipartisan … Continue reading

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Licensed supervisor at Zion nuclear power plant fails for-cause fitness for duty test via Enformable

A licensed supervisor, who works at the Zion nuclear power plant in Illinois, confirmed positive for alcohol after a for-cause fitness for duty test on January 15th. The licensee terminated the supervisor’s access to the nuclear power facility. Fitness for … 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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Illinois Biggest Atomic Dump as U.S. Fails to Pick Site via Bloomberg

U.S. lawmakers have debated for decades where to put all the spent fuel generated by the nation’s nuclear power plants. The dithering means that an unintended site has emerged: Illinois. About 13 percent of America’s 70,000 metric tons of the … Continue reading

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AAA 2013 Roundtable, Narrating the Nuclear: Anthropologists and Others Engage with the Atomic Era

November 24 Hilton Hotel, Downtown Chicago, Grand Ballroom Part I “Nuclear Weaponry”: 8:00am-9:45am, As part of AAA Executive Program Committee (executive session) Part II: “Nuclear Energy”: 10:15am-12:00pm, As part of Society for East Asian Anthropology (invited session) Organizers: Mark Auslander(Central … Continue reading

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These 3 States Love Nuclear via The Motley Fool

[…] The top three nuclear states The state with by far the most nuclear capacity is Illinois with 11.5 GW out of 43.8 GW of capacity, or 26% of the power available in the state. The area around Chicago is … Continue reading

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【press release】Flawed High-Level Radioactive Waste Legislation Introduced via NEIS

CHICAGO—Controversial radioactive waste legislation was introduced into the U.S. Senate today that could result in Illinois becoming a de facto national high-level radioactive waste dumpsite until at least 2048. The ‘‘Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013’’ (S. 1240) was introduced … Continue reading

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Illinois 5th in wind power installations in 2012 via the Chicago Tribune

In what shaped up to be a record wind for American wind, Illinois was fifth in the nation for new wind installations in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said Wednesday. The state installed 491 turbines, or about 820 MW … Continue reading

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Annual Revised Nuclear Illinois Fact Sheet via NEIS

We’re still #11 — in the WORLD! ahead of Sweden and Germany. Dave Kraft, Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service

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NRC raises concerns about Dresden nuclear plant flood plan via the Chicago Tribune

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday that it has asked Exelon Generation to address concerns over how the company would handle a catastrophic flood at the Dresden Nuclear Station in northern Illinois, after recent inspections indicated potential problems. Among the … Continue reading

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