Exelon To Pay $1M To End Nuclear Plant Leak Suits

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 5:45 PM EST) -- Exelon Generation Corp. will pay three Illinois counties a total of $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the energy company's nuclear power plants leaked radioactive material into nearby groundwater.

In settlements announced Thursday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Exelon will pay $628,000 in civil penalties and $548,000 to Illinois environmental protection initiatives, as well as take measures to prevent future leaks, resolving complaints in the Grundy County, Ogle County and Will County circuit courts.

According to the state, three Exelon nuclear reactors that supply electricity...
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