Nuclear Power Plants
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.
Low levels of radiation from Japan have been detected in the Chicago area, in Will and DuPage counties.
Problems with nuclear power plant reactors in Japan still have some people asking questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.
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.
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?
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.