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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 ...



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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Hunter breakfast | Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - Newcastle Herald
25 Apr 2016 at 9:16pm

Newcastle Herald

Hunter breakfast | Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Newcastle Herald
Stephen Boyd, 51, was arrested and taken into police custody at 4.55pm on Monday in Braidwood after police spotted him driving down the Kings Highway. olice were called to the home in Beachcomber Avenue about 3.30pm on Sunday after neighbours heard ...

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Border breakfast wrap-up| Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - The Border...
25 Apr 2016 at 9:47pm

The Border Mail

Border breakfast wrap-up| Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Border Mail
Stephen Boyd, 51, was arrested and taken into police custody at 4.55pm on Monday in Braidwood after police spotted him driving down the Kings Highway. olice were called to the home in Beachcomber Avenue about 3.30pm on Sunday after neighbours heard ...



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 ...



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While outdated weapons arsenals have long been a target of energy experts and military watchdogs, the safety of nuclear power plants has also taken on a new urgency in the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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Exelon to continue operating 2.5GW Braidwood nuclear station i...
28 Jan 2016 at 12:27pm

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 ...

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South Australia brekky wrap | Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | The Fl...
25 Apr 2016 at 11:37pm

The Flinders News

South Australia brekky wrap | Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | The Flinders News
The Flinders News
Stephen Boyd, 51, was arrested and taken into police custody at 4.55pm on Monday in Braidwood after police spotted him driving down the Kings Highway. olice were called to the home in Beachcomber Avenue about 3.30pm on Sunday after neighbours ...



Who Is Oksana on 'Scorpion'? - 2paragraphs.com
18 Apr 2016 at 1:59pm

2paragraphs.com

Who Is Oksana on 'Scorpion'?
2paragraphs.com
In the Scorpion episode ?Chernobyl Intentions,? before a major meltdown occurs, the team travels to Chernobyl to repair a decaying nuclear reactor. There, they get the help of a woman named ... Oksana is portrayed by Kathleen Munroe. The Canadian-born ...

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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.



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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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 ...



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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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 ...



The X-Files' Fox Mulder dances to Achy Breaky Heart on halluci...
16 Feb 2016 at 11:06pm

The X-Files' Fox Mulder dances to Achy Breaky Heart on hallucinogenic journey
Daily Mail
During his 'magical mystery tour' Mulder also met with 'The Lone Gunmen' fan-favorite characters from the old show. The trio, Byers, Langly, and Frohike, were conspiracy theorists played by Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, and Dean Haglund. When Mulder ...

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Fishing for a Cure on May 7 - Kankakee Daily Journal
28 Mar 2016 at 2:54pm

Fishing for a Cure on May 7
Kankakee Daily Journal
Each year, employees of Exelon's Braidwood Station nuclear power plant nominate local nonprofit organizations to receive the proceeds from the tournament. The organization must have a tie to the local community and to an employee at Braidwood Station.



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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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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Tornadoes Hit Towns South and West of Chicago Monday - Patch.com
23 Jun 2015 at 4:34am

Patch.com

Tornadoes Hit Towns South and West of Chicago Monday
Patch.com
A ?significant tornado? with high rotational velocity crossed I-55 in Coal City at 10 p.m. The tornado headed toward Braidwood, where severe winds brought down high-voltage power lines at the Braidwood nuclear power plant. The lines fell across I-55 ...
9 tornadoes confirmed in northern Illinois; Coal City twister hit 160 mphChicago Tribune
Chicago Weather: NWS confirms 9 tornadoes, including EF-3 near Coal CityWLS-TV
Coal City tornado victims continue cleanup as potentially severe weather loomsABC30.com

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28 Apr 2016 at 7:36pm