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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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WATCHDOGS: Zion’s nuclear fallout; still reeling from ’98 closing via Chicago Sun Times

Workers are methodically dismantling the once-mighty Zion nuclear power plant. Just up the road in the far north suburb, a different kind of dismantling is taking place. The small Lake County city of Zion — founded at the start of … Continue reading

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House bill would compensate Zion for storage of ‘stranded’ nuclear waste via The Chicago Tribune

US Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., has introduced a bill that would compensate Zion and other communities that have served as storage facilities for nuclear waste. Exelon’s Zion Nuclear Power Station has housed about 1,020 metric tons of used nuclear fuel … Continue reading

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Suburbs Lake County News-Sun Lake County News Spent fuel rods stored in Zion raise safety, economic concerns via The Chicago Tribune

While a nuclear energy watchdog group believes the dry storage of roughly 1,500 tons of spent fuel rods at the shuttered Zion Nuclear Power Plant is unsafe, Zion officials are also expressing concern about the economic loss the city will … 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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Company dismantling Zion nuclear plant under financial stress via Chicago Tribune

EnergySolutions, the company dismantling Exelon’s Zion nuclear plant, is struggling financially just as it nears the riskiest phase of the project — moving the nuclear fuel into storage casks. Last month, the company suddenly replaced its chief executive and chief … Continue reading

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