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Kewaunee plant closure could cost nearly $1B

Published On: Apr 21 2013 01:17:25 AM CDT
KEWAUNEE, Wis. -

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 told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 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.

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