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Commonwealth Edison Co. v. Pollution Control Bd.

Citation: 2 ELR 20560
No. No. 71-47, 284 N.E.2d 342/4 ERC 1303/5 Ill. App. 3d 800, (Ill. App. Ct., 08/31/1972)

Title 6-A of the Environmental Control Act of 1970 (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1970 Supplement, Chap. 111 1/2, §1025a), authorizing state regulation and control of atomic radiation from nuclear power generating facilities, is found unconstitutional, as preempted by congressional action. Northern States Power Co. v. Minnesota, 1 ELR 20451 (8th Cir. 1971), aff'd __U.S.__, is found to be on all fours with the present case, and conclusive of the issue.

Counsel for Appellants
Robert H. Wheeler
Isham, Lincoln & Beale
1 First National Plaza, Suite 4200
Chicago, Illinos 60670

Newton N. Minow
Henry L. Mason III
Leibman Williams
Bennett, Baird & Minow
1 First National Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60670

Counsel for Appellees
James E. Burns
Environmental Law Society
University of Chicago Law School
5316 S. Dorchester Avenue, Apt. 215
Chicago, Illinois 60615

David Langraff
Air and Water Pollution Department
Attorney General's Office
188 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601