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WI plant closure could cost nearly $1 billion

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KEWAUNEE (WKOW) -- 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 cost up to $1 billion.

Dominion Resources spokesman Mark Kanz tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 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."

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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