Nuclear Power Plants

The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations in Byron, Illinois. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Watchdog Group Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Plan To Help ComEd

Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow ComEd to charge customers about $2 more per month to cover the costs of its nuclear power plants, drawing criticism from a utility watchdog group that says ComEd’s parent company already makes plenty of profit.


Dresden Nuclear Power Plant

Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area

Low levels of radiation from Japan have been detected in the Chicago area, in Will and DuPage counties.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Senators To Address Doubts About Illinois Nuclear Plants

Problems with nuclear power plant reactors in Japan still have some people asking questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley: Don’t Turn Away From Nuclear Power

Mayor Richard M. Daley says worries about nuclear plant meltdowns in Japan should not make people oppose building new nuclear power plants here in the United States.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2011

Potassium iodide pills provide possible protection from cancer-causing radiation relased by an accident at a nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Christopher Pfuhl)

Anti-Radiation Pills Becoming A Hot Commodity

Potassium iodide pills have become a hot commodity in the wake of nuclear meltdown fears in Japan, after last week’s massive earthquake damaged several nuclear power plants. But what do those pills do and who should take them?

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

After Japan Disaster, Senators Focus On Illinois Nuke Plant Safety

In the wake of the nuclear troubles in Japan, Illinois’ two U.S. senators said the key is to focus on common sense safety for nuclear facilities in the state.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011