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Plant Will Stop Generating Power Next Month

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 --- 10:12pm

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) -- The Kewaunee Power Station is scheduled to stop generating electricity next month -- a move that's expected to result in the loss of hundreds of jobs, and could cost nearly $1 billion.

Dominion Resources spokesman Mark Kanz tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/12vnRsM) that the company is going to start decommissioning the nuclear reactor, and has 60 years to clean up the site and turn it into a "greenfield site."

As part of the decommissioning, all buildings on the 900-acre site east of Green Bay will be torn down and low-level radioactive waste will be shipped out of state. Concrete casks that hold high-level radioactive waste will stay on the site for years.

Dominion plans to start shipping those casks from the site in 2021.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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