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In a rented van barreling south out of Chicago in April, a group of environmental activists, a scientist and a camera crew embarked on a quixotic rescue effort. Their goal: saving Illinois nukes. Pro-nuclear activists want lawmakers to treat Illinois' Clinton nuclear plant and other fission reactors as some of the most powerful weapons in the fight against global warming, a rationale that would give them a new lease on life. But the push to extend lifelines to nuclear power has collided with the goals of other environmental activists who have spent decades railing against reactors as expensive and unsafe, creating cracks in the coalition that helped bring nations to an international agreement to fight climate change.

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