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BGA: Illinois Nuclear Plants Leak, Spill Radioactive Water

Earlier this year, 35,000 gallons of radioactive water leaked from a nuclear power plant outside Chicago—at the same time as state workers were inspecting the site.

That’s among the 35 leaks and spills in the last decade reported on in a new series of investigative stories by the Better Government Association.

Brett Chase, a senior investigator with the Better Government Association, joins Chicago Tonight for a conversation.

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