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Zion Station<div class="intro-content copy-section">​​​​​​​​​​​​After more than 20 years of operation, Zion's two reactors were permanently shut down on January 15, 1998. Commonwealth Edison, owner of the plant at the time, concluded that the continued operation of Zion Station was not financially feasible and the plant was removed from service. </div><div class="copy-section"><p>The site is approximately 50 miles north of Chicago and 42 miles south of Milwaukee. The plant property sits between the northern and southern parts of the Illinois Beach State Park, a 4,000 acre public park that receives thousands of visitors each year.</p><p>The decommissioning of Zion Station began Sept. 1, 2010. The $1 billion, 10 year project is the largest commercial nuclear plant dismantling ever undertaken in the United States, requiring an average of 200 skilled workers each year, most of them local, and a peak workforce of 400.</p></div>​ <div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Snapshot</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><ul class="styled-bullets"><li>Number of units: 2 inactive</li><li>Plant Builder: Commonwealth Edison</li><li>Designed: Westinghouse Construction Began: Dec. 1968</li><li>Commercial Operations:<br>Unit 1 – Began Dec. 1973; Ended Feb. 1997
<br>​Unit 2 – Began Sept. 1974; Ended Sept. 1996</li></ul>​ ​ </div></div></div></div>Zion Station




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