CARLTON (WKOW) – Kewaunee County economic developers are
ready to start redevelopment on the closing nuclear power plant, but the plant's
owner says the process of decommission could take a long time.
The Kewaunee nuclear plant is disconnected from the grid,
but the process of decommission on the 900-acre site could take six decades.
According to the Herald Times Reporter, nuclear fuel rods
removed from the reactor will remain in the cooling pool at the plant for about
seven years. Then they will be put into
a dry cask.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the spent fuel will
be removed from the site by the end of the 60-year decommissioning period.
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