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    Southwestern Ill. coal mine closing, nearly 200 lose jobs

    by  • October 28, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A southwestern Illinois coal mine’s closure means 189 employees are out of work. The (Alton) Telegraph reports the layoffs come with the closure of the Springfield Coal Co.’s Crown III mine in Macoupin County. The company says in a statement without elaborating that “poor market conditions” forced the move. Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio calls...

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    Illinois leads nation in radioactive waste

    by  • October 28, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois is leading the nation when it comes to radioactive waste. Of the estimated 70,000 metric tons of spent fuel generated by the country’s nuclear power plants, 13 percent of it is stashed in Illinois at those plants, according to Nuclear Energy Institute. David Kraft, director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service, says that’s...

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