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PART II: STUCK WITH OLD NUKE PLANTS

Rick Delisle co-owns two commercial buildings, one of which is depicted in this photo that dates from the time of Zion, Illinois' founding. (Photo by Shawn Allee)

The nuclear industry is eager to build new nuclear power plants, but for now they're just far-off plans. The real growth industry is in containers to hold radioactive spent fuel. Dozens of closed nuclear plants need somewhere to put spent fuel waste, and these containers fit the bill. Shawn Allee looks at why one town's bracing for their arrival:

Part I of the Zion series from The Environment Report

An article on the Zion plant from the Chicago Tribune

The city of Zion

Producer: Shawn Allee
Release Date: December 1, 2008
Running Time: 3:20

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