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State Representative Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) said yesterday the next two weeks are extremely important for the future of the Clinton nuclear power facility. 

 

Exelon has threatened to shut down the facility because it isn't profitable, a move that would be devastating for the local economy. Lawmakers met with Gov. Bruce Rauner last week to discuss efforts to preserve the plant's future.

 

 

Company officials have said the facility is one of two that may close as early as next year if legislation is not enacted by the state by the end of the current legislative session on May 31, 2016. 

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