Dominion: All nuke fuel gone from power plant
TOWN OF CARLTON – Dominion Energy said it’s reached a milestone in decommissioning its nuclear power plant in Kewaunee County.
The company said late last week that all nuclear fuel has been transferred from the Kewaunee Power Station to a dry fuel storage facility. WBAY-TV Channel 2 in Green Bay reported that workers have been moving fuel to the facility since the beginning of the year.
Dominion closed the nuclear power station in 2013, saying it was no longer financially prudent to operate. The station once employed more than 600 workers with 140 staying on to help with decommissioning. The company says it will let 90 of those workers go over the next nine months.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires companies complete decommissioning within a 60-year period.
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