From the NBC affiliate WREX:
ROCKFORD (WREX) -The Illinois Green Party wants people to be more aware of the dangers of nuclear energy.
Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service Chicago Dave Kraft says residents and lawmakers should be concerned because Illinois has four reactors the same type and vintage as the ones in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Kraft said today was a chance to raise awareness in political circles about the state of nuclear energy in Illinois and hopefully inspire legislators to take a hard look at safety at our nuclear reactors.
He said it’s also time to consider alternative sources of energy and cut our dependence on nuclear energy.