CUB Fights ComEd $726 Million Decommissioning Plan

In testimony being filed recently with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), experts hired by CUB and the City of Chicago show that ComEd’s plan would allow the company to charge ratepayers far more money than it will likely need to safely decommission its 13 nuclear reactors. Decommissioning a nuclear reactor entails dismantling it and decontaminating, removing and disposing of the plant and its radioactive materials.

WASHINGTON–Creation of a consolidated electric transmission system with a single-zone rate for much of Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and a small portion of Illinois is a major step closer to reality. American Transmission Co. LLC (ATC) filed its Open Access Transmission Tariff under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act recently.

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