Exelon Co. http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois senators question nuclear experts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senators-question-nuclear-experts <p>U.S. Sen. <a href="http://kirk.senate.gov/">Mark Kirk</a> says the size of the evacuation zones around the six nuclear power plants in Illinois should be reviewed.</p><p>Kirk and fellow U.S. Sen. <a href="http://durbin.senate.gov/public/">Dick Durbin</a> held <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-says-hell-ask-nuclear-experts-about-safety">a forum Friday with a panel of four nuclear experts</a> that resembled a congressional hearing to talk about safety in Illinois in the wake of the disaster in Japan.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:03:50 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 809 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois senators question nuclear experts Durbin says he'll ask nuclear experts about safety http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-says-hell-ask-nuclear-experts-about-safety <p>Sen. <a href="http://durbin.senate.gov/public/">Dick Durbin</a> says he wants answers from nuclear experts about the safety of some of Illinois&#39; aging nuclear plants in the wake of the crisis in Japan.</p><p>The Democrat says he and fellow U.S. senator, Republican <a href="http://kirk.senate.gov/">Mark Kirk</a>, will host a forum in Chicago on Friday that will include the <a href="http://www.nrc.gov/">Nuclear Regulatory Commission</a> and the <a href="http://www.state.il.us/iema/">Illinois Emergency Management Agency</a>.</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:43:22 +0000 The Associated Press 804 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin says he'll ask nuclear experts about safety Quinn to seek higher fees on nuclear generators http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-seek-higher-fees-nuclear-generators <p>Gov. <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/default.aspx">Pat Quinn</a> says he plans to seek higher fees on power generator <a href="http://www.exeloncorp.com/Pages/home.aspx">Exelon Corp.</a> to ensure the safety of Illinois nuclear power plants in the aftermath of Japan&#39;s nuclear crisis.</p><p>Quinn says he met with state emergency management officials on Wednesday to discuss the safety of the state&#39;s 11 nuclear reactors.</p><p>He says the events in Japan show the need to review the safety of the plants.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:55:35 +0000 The Associated Press 748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn to seek higher fees on nuclear generators