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Much decommissioning work finished at former Kewaunee Nuclear Plant

It's been nearly six years since the Kewaunee Nuclear Power station shutdown permanently and much of the decommissioning work has been accomplished.  The remaining work, however, will take longer to finish.  Dominion Resources spokesman Richard Zuercher says the fuel removal and storage process is completed although monitoring continues.

 

 

Dominion Resources chose the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's SAFSTOR decommissioning option for the Kewaunee facility.  That allows monitoring for up to 60 years before the site is completely decontaminated and dismantled.  Zuercher says during that time work will be done on the reactor area.

 

 

In 2008, Dominion Resources was given approval by the NRC to operate the Kewaunee plant through 2033.  Economic conditions, however, made it too expensive to run the plant.  So it was shut down in 2013.

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