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GOP Gov Candidates Want More Nuclear Plants

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:22:34 CST
By: IPR's Tony Arnold

The Republican candidates for Illinois governor say they are open to adding nuclear facilities in the state. Illinois has six operating nuclear facilities, and produces more energy from nuclear power than any other state. There's a moratorium barring the state from adding more facilities. All four Republican candidates for governor say at the very least - they’re ok with the idea of building more nuclear power plants. Here’s Treasurer Dan Rutherford followed by State Senator Bill Brady.

State Senator Kirk Dillard also wants the ban lifted. Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he wants the topic on the table to be lower energy costs.

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