- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

CORDOVA, Ill. (AP) - Exelon Generation says it has formally notified a grid operator of its plans to retire the Quad-Cities Generating Station, one of two Illinois nuclear plants it intends to shut down.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/29lrY39 ) that the step announced Thursday is one of several procedural notifications Exelon has to make before closing the station in Cordova and another in Clinton.

The company announced on June 2 that it planned to close the plants after the state Legislature failed to approve a financial-support plan.

Exelon has already notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane said in a news release that the company will “continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure the retirement of these plants is carried out responsibly, safely and with consideration to the employees.”

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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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