Illinois House bill seeks more updates on closed nuclear facilities, including lakefront plant in Zion

In what she describes as an effort to ensure protections for residents and the environment from residual radioactivity, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, has introduced legislation to require biannual reports on nuclear power plants going through decommissioning.

Mason, whose district includes the former nuclear reactor facility in Zion that is currently being decommissioned, is sponsoring a bill that would require the Illinois Commerce Commission to provide a biannual report to the Illinois General Assembly on the issue.

“As a state representative whose district contains a decommissioning nuclear power plant, it is especially important for me to take extra precautions for the safety of my constituents,” Mason said in a statement released Friday.

“The process of decommissioning nuclear power plants can be complex and complicated, and requiring biannual reports is one more way for us as legislators to make sure that our communities are protected,” Mason added.

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January 27, 2019 at 07:18AM

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