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Local Lawmaker Hopes To Rally Public Around Exelon Power Station

 width=A local lawmaker was in Clinton Friday morning promoting a petition he's starting to hopefully bring stability to one of the areas top employers.

Rep. Bill Mitchell has started a petition to show leaders in Springfield the support the Clinton Nuclear Power Station has in the community. Rep. Mitchell says he's remained in contact with representatives from Exelon and will be meeting with them in the near future.

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The power plant has come under the microscope recently as threats of them closing as they battle trying to keep up with other energy providers and their decreasing costs. According to Rep. Mitchell, he is going to sit down with Exelon leaders and hear what things they are wanting.

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Rep. Mitchell will be meeting with Exelon leaders next week. He says he remains in contact with supporters of the measure as well, including lawmakers that represent districts with other nuclear power plants.

He hopes to have a proposal brought before the legislature this spring.

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