In the event of a radiological accident at any of the nuclear power stations in Illinois or any incident involving the actual or potential release of radiation to the environment, IEMA will activate the Illinois Plan for Radiological Accidents (IPRA). Events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan following a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11 have led to interest in the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.
Read more about nuclear power in Illinois and IEMA's nuclear safety programs in the following documents. The IEMA Bureau of Environmental Safety (BES) routinely monitors for radioactivity in various media in the environment surrounding nuclear generating stations and other nuclear facilities in Illinois. Wednesday, a group of 13 House Members sent a joint letter to Governor Bruce Rauner and leaders of the Illinois Senate and House, urging them to consider legislative solutions that would allow Illinois’ six nuclear plants to continue to operate.

The letter is in response to a report recently prepared at the request of the Illinois General Assembly that found Illinois would lose nearly 8,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in annual economic activity if just three nuclear plants closed their doors.
The letter is signed by the following Representatives from Illinois: Bobby Rush (D-1), Dan Lipinski (D-3), Mike Quigley (D-5), Danny Davis (D-7), Tammy Duckworth (D-8), Bob Dold (R-10), Bill Foster (D-11), Mike Bost (R-12), Rodney Davis (R-13), Randy Hultgren (R-14), Adam Kinzinger (R-16), Cheri Bustos (D-17), and Aaron Schock (R-18). Besides nuclear weapons there can be various radiological and other weapon hazards within your state and radiological threats may come from outside your state. The following is a conceptual map of how a nuclear event one place in the US can affect other localities. For the same reasons as fallout from power plants located elsewhere - fallout can come to your state from nuclear targets elsewhere.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency's (IEMA) Division of Nuclear Safety is devoted to ensuring the safety of people living and working near the 11 operating nuclear power reactors at six sites in the state. In reality we should be showing nuclear targets throughout the world - because nuclear fallout can go anywhere in the world.

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