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At a Glance: May 13, 2016 - Kankakee Daily Journal
13 May 2016 at 3:06pm

At a Glance: May 13, 2016
Kankakee Daily Journal
Eighty two-person teams paid $150 each to enter the bass competition, with the entry fees also going to Easter Seals. Exelon pays the $10,000 in prize money and employees of its Braidwood Station nuclear power plant raise money separately for the charity.



Braidwood nuclear plant, Will County EMA practice emergency co...
7 Apr 2016 at 3:50am

Braidwood nuclear plant, Will County EMA practice emergency communication
The Herald-News
While the general public didn't have to pretend there was a reactor meltdown, emergency management agencies across the state conducted a training exercise Wednesday at the Braidwood Nuclear Power Station in Braceville. Will County Emergency ...



Braidwood nuclear plant nearly hit by tornado - WLS-TV
24 Jun 2015 at 1:01am

WLS-TV

Braidwood nuclear plant nearly hit by tornado
WLS-TV
Braidwood was built to take a direct hit from a tornado. It has concrete walls as thick as a refrigerator, reinforced by steel bars the size of your arm. The nuclear plant is rated to withstand 300 mph winds. But for a time, it was right in the path of ...



Exelon plans to close three Illinois nuclear units unless legi...
6 May 2016 at 9:33pm

Exelon plans to close three Illinois nuclear units unless legislature acts
Platts
Exelon will close its economically challenged Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants in Illinois in June 2017 and June 2018, respectively, if the Illinois Legislature does not establish a program to compensate carbon-free generating sources, the ...

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Exelon to continue operating 2.5GW Braidwood nuclear station i...
28 Jan 2016 at 12:27pm

Kankakee Daily Journal

Exelon to continue operating 2.5GW Braidwood nuclear station in US for another 20 years
Power Technology
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the US has allowed extension of the operating licence for the 2.5GW Braidwood generating station in Illinois to its operator Exelon Generation. The nuclear energy facility is situated in Braceville and equipped ...
NRC extends Braidwood licenses 20 yearsKankakee Daily Journal

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Shutdowns of Braidwood nuclear reactors investigated - Chicago...
17 Aug 2010 at 3:22am

Shutdowns of Braidwood nuclear reactors investigated
Chicago Tribune
Exelon Corp. is investigating the cause of shutdowns Monday morning of two nuclear reactors at Braidwood Generating Station. The Unit 2 turbine tripped offline at 2:06 a.m., followed 13 minutes later by a shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor.

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NRC approves uprates for Braidwood, Byron nuclear power plants...
13 Feb 2014 at 3:04am

PennEnergy (press release)

NRC approves uprates for Braidwood, Byron nuclear power plants
PennEnergy (press release)
Braidwood Station is located in Braceville, Ill., about 20 miles southwest of Joliet. Byron Station is located in Byron, 17 miles southwest of Rockford. Each station has two pressurized water reactors. The power uprate will increase each station's ...
Regulator approves US plant upratesWorld Nuclear News
Five US reactors to uprate by end of FebruaryNuclear Engineering

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So, How Hot Was It? - New York Times (blog)
17 Jul 2012 at 6:34pm

New York Times (blog)

So, How Hot Was It?
New York Times (blog)
Braidwood's cooling pond is connected by pipes and pumps to the Kankakee River, so some of the excess heat produced by the reactor leaves the pond that way. Some leaves by evaporation. Plants that use water for cooling ? including all nuclear and coal ...



Mazonia-Braidwood jumps into spring - Kankakee Daily Journal
18 Mar 2016 at 2:49pm

Kankakee Daily Journal

Mazonia-Braidwood jumps into spring
Kankakee Daily Journal
Anglers were busy at Mazonia-Braidwood Fish and Wildlife Area last weekend, in boats and on banks of the strip mine pits of the Mazonia area, at Monster Lake, near Essex, and at the Braidwood nuclear power plant cooling lake. At Braidwood Lake ...



Top managers at Braidwood are women for the first time ever - ...
17 Nov 2015 at 3:47pm

Kankakee Daily Journal

Top managers at Braidwood are women for the first time ever
Kankakee Daily Journal
"I look forward to continuing Braidwood Station's reputation of high performance and providing clean, reliable power to the region," Marchionda-Palmer said. "I will also work with our neighbors in Will County to build relationships and serve as a ...



America's Nuclear Clunkers - POLITICO Magazine
1 Apr 2016 at 1:43am

POLITICO Magazine

America's Nuclear Clunkers
POLITICO Magazine
While outdated weapons arsenals have long been a target of energy experts and military watchdogs, the safety of nuclear power plants has also taken on a new urgency in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks, before which the suspects reportedly ...

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Absent legislative action, Clinton Power Station faces dark fu...
24 Apr 2016 at 12:16pm

Herald & Review

Absent legislative action, Clinton Power Station faces dark future
Herald & Review
In an October 2015 report on the implications of a shutdown of Exelon's three Illinois plants, The Nuclear Energy Institute, a lobbying group, noted that "over the past 10 years, the (Illinois' 11 reactors) ... have operated at 96 percent of capacity ...

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The NRC Seven: Petitioning the NRC over Safety - All Things Nu...
4 Mar 2016 at 8:41pm

All Things Nuclear

The NRC Seven: Petitioning the NRC over Safety
All Things Nuclear
The NRC Seven filed a petition with their employer seeking to resolve a safety problem affecting every operating nuclear plant in the United States, and the handful of new reactors currently under construction. The Mercury Seven wore special gear to ...

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Westinghouse to Dismantle 2 Swedish Nuclear Reactors - Power E...
20 Jan 2016 at 2:49pm

Power Engineering Magazine

Westinghouse to Dismantle 2 Swedish Nuclear Reactors
Power Engineering Magazine
Barsebäck Kraft AB picked Westinghouse Electric Co. to dismantle a commercial nuclear power plant in Sweden. Westinghouse will dismantle, segment and package the reactor pressure vessel internals at the dual-unit Barsebäck Nuclear Power Station.

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Revamped Hong Kong Sixes proposal part of plan to make 2016 a ...
15 Feb 2016 at 10:53am

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Revamped Hong Kong Sixes proposal part of plan to make 2016 a big year for local cricket
South China Morning Post (subscription)
World-class cricket has already come to Hong Kong this year in the form of the rain-hit Braidwood Cup series between Hong Kong and Scotland at Mission Road last month. Wet weather washed out the four-day Intercontinental Cup and one of the two World ...

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Byron plant names vice president - SaukValley.com
5 Dec 2015 at 7:26am

SaukValley.com

Byron plant names vice president
SaukValley.com
Kanavos most recently served as site vice president at Exelon Generation's Braidwood Station in Braceville, after a term as its plant manager. Before joining the Braidwood team, Kanavos was the plant manager at Clinton Power Station in Clinton. Before ...



Proposed Neighbor For Dresden NPP: $1B Gas-Fired Plant - Nucle...
29 Feb 2016 at 4:49pm

Proposed Neighbor For Dresden NPP: $1B Gas-Fired Plant
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
Illinois is home to six operating nuclear power plants. Five of them ? Byron, Quad Cities, Braidwood, Dresden Station and La Salle are in northern Illinois with Dresden, Braidwood and La Salle all in neighboring counties. Clinton Station is the only ...

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9 ways to know if you're a Chicago Redbird - Illinois State Un...
4 Apr 2016 at 6:03am

Illinois State University News

9 ways to know if you're a Chicago Redbird
Illinois State University News
You can name all the exits up and down I-55. When you pass the nuclear power plant near Braidwood, you know it'll be awhile. Seeing the University Farm means you're close. Seeing Watterson in the distance means you're there.



9 tornadoes confirmed in northern Illinois; Coal City twister ...
24 Jun 2015 at 12:02pm

Chicago Tribune

9 tornadoes confirmed in northern Illinois; Coal City twister hit 160 mph
Chicago Tribune
The tornado crossed Interstate 55, and the ground of the Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant, National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Friedlein said at a news conference Tuesday after surveying the Coal City area. "We're unsure if there was any ...
Chicago Weather: Tornado touched down in Coal City, NWS saysWLS-TV
Destructive Tornado Rips Through Coal City, IllinoisAccuWeather.com
Coal City tornado victims continue cleanup as potentially severe weather loomsABC30.com

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January's top stories: GE partnered with Iraq, Siemens won win...
5 Feb 2016 at 12:27pm

Power Technology

January's top stories: GE partnered with Iraq, Siemens won wind turbine contracts
Power Technology
Electricite de France (EDF) signed a preliminary deal with Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) to build six European pressurised reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Each of the reactors to be deployed at the site will have 1 ...

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26 May 2016 at 2:31pm