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Exelon details plans to close Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants

Exelon details plans to close Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants

Exelon said Thursday it would move ahead with plans to shutter the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants, blaming the lack of progress on Illinois energy legislation, but said its decision could be reversed.

The company, the parent of Chicago-area utilities provider ComEd, said the Clinton Power Station would close June 1, 2017, and the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova would close June 1, 2018. The plants have lost a combined $800 million in the past seven years, despite being "two of the best-performing plants," the company said in a statement.

The move comes after the Illinois General Assembly adjourned earlier this week without acting on legislation...

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