Cordova nuclear plant

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Now that the dust has settled, what will be the impact of the Future Energy Jobs Bill - the bill that'll keep the Cordova nuclear plant open.

The nuclear power plant in Cordova, IL
Exelon

Just one week after the bill was signed to keep open two nuclear power plants in Illinois, it's already responsible for new jobs and economic benefits at both. Wednesday Exelon announced plans to go ahead with various capital projects that had been put on hold while the Future Energy Jobs Bill was in doubt. 

Exelon

The of closing two nuclear power plants in Illinois will cause thousands of job losses and increase the cost of electricity. That's according to Exelon which announced this morning it will shut down the Quad Cities and Clinton, Ill. generating stations.

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Hundreds of people from northwestern Illinois will travel to Springfield Tuesday to try to save the Cordova nuclear plant. Exelon has chartered buses to carry an estimated 500 employees, community leaders, and local residents to rally and lobby in the state capital.

The company has threatened to close the Quad Cities Generating Station, and a nuclear plant in Clinton, Illinois if the General Assembly fails to pass a bill with incentives for clean energy, including nuclear.Exelon says the two plants are not profitable.

QC Chamber of Commerce

Worried about the future of one of this area's largest employers, and taxpayers, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has started a social media campaign. It's set up a Facebook page for people to show their support for Exelon and the Cordova nuclear plant.

Reprieve for Cordova

Sep 11, 2015
Exelon

The Cordova nuclear plant and its 800 jobs are safe for now. Exelon says an offer to supply electricity by the Quad Cities Generating Station has been accepted by the power grid serving the midwest and eastern US, so the plant will stay open at least through early in 20-18.