6:16 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Exelon's Byron Station Faces "Economic Pressures"

Byron Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located near Byron in northern Illinois, about 110 miles west of Chicago.
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A spokesman for Exelon's Byron station confirms there are economic pressures on the Byron, Clinton and Quad Cities facilities. The spokesman tells WNIJ that Exelon sent lawmakers information in the hopes they gain a better understanding of the value of these nuclear facilities to the state economy and the impact of closing at-risk facilities early.

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6:11 am
Tue March 11, 2014

How Real Is The Threat To Close Nuke Plants?

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One energy analyst says discussion about closing some of Exelon's nuclear power plants in Illinois should be viewed as a real possibility.

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6:12 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Illinois At The Center Of Nuclear Waste Debate

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A U.S. Senate proposal would address the need for a permanent storage site for the nation’s nuclear waste. But an Illinois watchdog has concerns how it might affect the state in the short-term.

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6:05 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Exelon Accused Of Misreporting Plant Closure Funds

Exelon's generating station in Byron

Exelon is at the center of an investigation by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The agency says the Illinois-based company “deliberately” misled regulators about the status of funds set aside to decommission power plants, including the facility in Byron.

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6:38 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Nuclear Plant Upgrades


Exelon Energy says it has finished upgrading equipment at a northern Illinois nuclear plant.

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