Gov. Pritzker Vetoes Bill Allowing Nuclear Reactor Expansion, Citing Safety Concerns


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SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor JB Pritzker has vetoed Senate Bill 76, which aimed to lift the moratorium on new nuclear power plant construction in Illinois. 

The veto comes amid worries about vague language in the bill and potential risks of unfettered nuclear expansion. Critics argue the bill’s broad definition of “advanced reactors” could lead to expensive projects and taxpayer bailouts. 

Pritzker’s move highlights the need for comprehensive safety measures and regulatory protections, reflecting a commitment to residents’ well-being. 

The decision ignites fresh debate on Illinois’ energy future, weighing economic prospects against potential hazards.


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