There are plenty of reasons for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to go, and not the least is the shafting that he is giving to Illinois and its electric utility customers.
Reid effectively is blocking the completion of a safe, permanent storage facility for high-level radioactive waste deep under Yucca Mountain in Nevada, leaving Illinois and others states without a solution for how to store spent nuclear fuel.
The action could cost ComEd and electric utility customers megabucks, representing the money ratepayers have been forking over to build a permanent depository. The irony is that Reid's hosing of Illinois is being administered by the administration of President Barack Obama, who calls Illinois home.
We've been reminded of all this by news of the start of the dismantling of the Zion nuclear power plant, shut down a dozen years ago. Arrangements have been to disassemble the plant, piece and piece, and transport its materials, some of it classified as lower level radioactive, to a safe site elsewhere.
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