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Illinois' Nuclear Plants Near 41 Years of Providing Safe, Reliable, Carbon-Free Power

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Reliability milestone comes as lawmakers consider sweeping measures to address climate change and the future of energy in Illinois

WARRENVILLE, Ill.  At a time when the nation’s energy grid is increasingly challenged by extreme heat and storms, the four nuclear plants serving Chicago and northern Illinois are approaching a combined 41 years, or 15,000 consecutive days, of continuous service. The Dresden, Byron, Braidwood and LaSalle nuclear plants located outside the Chicago region provide more than two-thirds of the state’s carbon-free energy and are the only clean-energy resources that can operate around-the-clock, 365 days a year.

“Why Illinois Needs Nuclear” Student Art Contest Winners Announced

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May 4, 2021

Winners’ school art programs receive $1,000

Nuclear Powers Illinois (NPI) today announced the winners of the “Why Illinois Needs Nuclear” student art contest. The winners’ submissions and a video featuring some of the other submissions can be viewed here.

Nuclear Powers Illinois Launches “Why Illinois Needs Nuclear” Student Art Contest

Winners’ school art programs will receive $1,000

CHICAGO — Nuclear Powers Illinois is sponsoring the “Why Illinois Needs Nuclear Power” art contest to encourage students to create artwork that best expresses why they believe Illinois needs carbon-free nuclear power and what others should know about its importance.

For more information on requirements and how to participate, please visit: https://www.nuclearpowersillinois.com/artcontest.