Clinton nuclear plant

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The Land of Lincoln is the country's largest de facto nuclear waste dump.

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Exelon is taking initial steps to close down two of its nuclear plants.

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Exelon Corp. says it will move forward with plans to shut two Illinois nuclear plants after the Illinois Legislature didn't act on its request for financial support.  

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it has sent a team of specialists to a central Illinois nuclear plant to try to determine why a transformer failed and caused the plant to shut down.  
Officials say the incident happened Sunday night at the Clinton Nuclear Plant about 20 miles southeast of Bloomington.