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State Senator Thinks Nuclear Power Plants Can be Saved | Wspynews


Morris State Senator Sue Rezin says she’s working on legislation to encourage Exelon to reverse its decision to shutter nuclear power plants in Morris and Byron next year. Rezin thinks there could be a ripple effect of plant closures.

Ideally, the bill would create demand for carbon-less energy and allow the two plants to operate on a profit.

Rezin says the state is trying to reduce its carbon footprint by 2050. She thinks that nuclear energy is essential to reach that goal.

Exelon hasn’t said if its viable to keep the plants open even with the aid of legislation.

The closures announced last month will result in a job loss for around 1,500 regular employees. The power plants also bring in thousands of temporary workers periodically to refuel the nuclear reactors.



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2020-09-22 07:26:00

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