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Posted: 03 June 2016 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Sounds like a lot is up in the air and no one is really certain on what is going to happen for sure.

With that being said, if the plant is shut down, what happens to the hunting, fishing, camping and boating aspect?

Anyone know?

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Posted: 03 June 2016 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Gobble, Ive never fished clinton. Whats going on with it all????Thanks

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Posted: 03 June 2016 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Gonna close the power plant Freak.

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Posted: 01 July 2016 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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if they go through with closing the nuke june of 17, two things could happen- IF they keep the fuel rods in the plant, the lake stays for cooling- But IF they move the fuel rods out, the lake would be drained and the area has to be put back to as close as it was before anything was built- the way I understand it-

That would be unreal- lot’s of if’s- the politicians have to give them their power price increases to do business as usual- but we’re broke!

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Posted: 12 July 2016 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There’s a lot of possibilities here.  First and foremost, its hard to say if they’ll actually close the plant.  Exelon could be playing a game of chicken with the state legislature.  They could reverse that decision at any point between now and next June.  Even if they do close, there is also the possibility that they keep the spent fuel rods there.  If that’s the case, the facility could be in storage mode for a long time.  I know federal regulations state that the land has to be returned to previous use, but there really wasn’t much there before the lake.  Maybe there was a little bit of farmland, but most of it was wetland, creek bottom, and couple of gravel pits.  I’d like to think the state would recognize the value of keeping the lake and surrounding recreational area as it is.  Unfortunately, at this point, all we can do is speculate and hope for the best.

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Posted: 12 July 2016 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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If they close it and move the fuel rods out, they should SELL the shoreline to private home builders rather than drain it- It would boom and Clinton IL. would be bustling!

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Posted: 17 July 2016 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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walmsley - 12 July 2016 09:35 PM

If they close it and move the fuel rods out, they should SELL the shoreline to private home builders rather than drain it- It would boom and Clinton IL. would be bustling!

I’m definitely not for residential development on the lake shore.  I think the only ones who’d benefit from that would be Exelon and the real estate developers they hire to make the sale.  Either way, I’d like to see the lake and natural area around it stay the way it is.  Unfortunately, I seriously doubt that our elected officials are competent enough to make it happen.

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