Exelon Generation Threatens To Close 2 Of Its Illinois Nuclear Power Plants

WBEZ: Exelon Generation announced Thursday morning that it intends to shut down two of its nuclear power plants located in northern Illinois next year.

The plants, located in Morris and Byron, have been losing money for the company — a subsidiary of Exelon — for years. And the company’s announcement serves as an escalation of the game of political chess as it has put pressure on Illinois state lawmakers and Gov. JB Pritzker to save the plants or risk seeing the loss of hundreds of jobs.

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