CHICAGO—The release of its long-awaited bailout legislation, coupled with presentations made before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week add up to a declaration of war against renewables and energy efficiency by Exelon Corporation, a Chicago nuclear watchdog organization asserts.
“If it looks like a bailout, walks like a bailout, and quacks like a bailout – it’s a BAILOUT,” asserts David Kraft, Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) of Chicago.
CHICAGO-– An organization conducting an “alms for Exelon” street fun(d)raiser for the impoverished utility admits that the event was “a total failure.”
“To try to prevent Illinois ratepayers from having to fork over $580 million to bailout Exelon’s unprofitable reactors in Illinois, we had hoped to raise funds from individuals who ideologically support nuclear power,” says David Kraft, director of Nuclear Energy Information Service, referring to a Chicago City Club Luncheon featuring three pro-nuclear speakers from Exelon-funded front Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Exelon (faux-)fun(d)raiser ‘total failure,’ groups say→
CHICAGO—Despite some notable flaws, a report assembled by 4 state agencies to study the effects of closing five uneconomic Exelon nuclear reactors in Illinois came to a reassuring conclusion: Illinois will survive, and WITHOUT having to bail out Exelon’s reactors with $580 million.
The Report, “POTENTIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CLOSINGS IN
CHICAGO– A more serious incident occurred at the Honeywell Uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois than was originally reported by the plant operators to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC Event Report states,
CHICAGO– The Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Metropolis, Illinois has reported another leak of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6), a radioactive and toxic chemical compound, produced at the facility which converts uranium ore into uranium hexafluoride for the production of nuclear fuel for nuclear power facilities. The incident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 26th at about 8 p.m., and lasted through the night
While company spokes people report no Uranium Hexafluoride was released outside the facility residents in the area have reported detecting an unusual odor and taste. Reports of a vapor plume over the facility were explained as water vapor from the suppression system but on a radio interview, John Paul Smith, United Steel Workers Local 7-669 Media Secretary and Health and Safety Chair, claims a vapor release of 6 minutes was observed before the suppression system’s mitigation towers were turned on. [NOTE: see video clip, link at end of article]. Continue reading Metropolis Radiation Site Emergency — Leak of Toxic Uranium Hexafluoride→
CHICAGO— A study released Thursday (Oct. 2, 2014) by the nuclear power trade group alleging dire economic consequences
for Illinois should currently unprofitable nuclear reactors be closed by Exelon Corporation leaves safe-energy advocacy groups wondering – was this report designed to deliberately mislead the Illinois Legislature?
2,500 at NYC Climate March Send Message: Nuclear Power? – NO Thanks!
At least 15 NEIS members went to New York City to march in the historic Climate March on Sept. 20th, marching with over 2,500
others from around the country in the event’s “No Nukes!” Nuclear Free/Carbon Free contingent. A lot of our friends from Frack Free Illinois were also there. Over 1,000 bright yellow flags and signs made an unmistakably clear point to New York and the world: “Nuclear Power? – No Thanks!” Continue reading …and NEIS Was There!→