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Exelon Generation has taken the first step in closing the nuclear power plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities.

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The economic impact of the potential closure of the Clinton Nuclear plant begins now, not in a year when the plant actually shuts down. Plant Spokesman Brett Nauman says the announcement also means the end of infrastructure improvements and outside work, which involves a significant workforce in the community.

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Exelon Corp. says it will shut two Illinois nuclear plants after the Illinois Legislature declined to act on its request for financial support. The company said Thursday it will close the Clinton Power Station in Clinton on June 1, 2017, and the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova on June 1, 2018.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Lawmakers and economic development leaders for Dewitt County are urging the state to close a deal that can keep the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant open. State Representative Bill Mitchell said the plant is a huge economic engine.

Exelon Corp. says it will wait a year to decide if it will close its nuclear plant near Clinton, Illinois. Exelon owns Illinois' 11 nuclear reactors. Plant spokesman Brett Nauman says an industry group that arranges power purchases for southern Illinois has agreed to re-think its business practices.

Nauman says the Clinton plant has lost 350 million dollars in the last six years because of low natural gas prices.

Nauman says the industry group decision on market reform does not lessen the legislative push.