Nuclear Waste

The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Byron, Illinois, is one of 17 nuclear reactors at 10 sites in three US states. It is the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear power plants and third largest in the world. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois’ Distinction As State With Most Nuclear Waste Worries Activist reports that Illinois, with its 14 nuclear plant sites, is the country’s biggest atomic dump site.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk: Get Nuclear Waste Away From Lake Michigan

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the nation needs a permanent nuclear fuel waste storage system, but not near Lake Michigan, as is currently the case with the spent fuel pool in far north suburban Zion.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2011