Illinois lifts ban on nuclear plants

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Illinois is once again allowing new ‘nuclear energy plants’ to be built in the state.

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law lifting a ban the state has had since the 1980s. Manufacturers see it as a big potential energy source as the state continues to move away from coal and natural gas.

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The bill doesn’t take effect until next summer and it takes years for federal approval of any new reactors.  


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