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Nuclear fuel removed from Oyster Creek plant – to concrete casks

Shutdown of N.J. power plant continues with removal of nuclear fuel https://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2018/09/shutdown_of_nj_nuclear_plant_continues_with_remova.html The Associated Press

The owner of what was considered to be America’s oldest nuclear power plant until its shutdown last week says it has removed the nuclear fuel from the reactor.

Chicago-based Exelon Corp. has notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it removed the last of the fuel rods from the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station on Tuesday.

The material was placed into a spent fuel pool where it will cool down for at least two years.

The fuel eventually will be placed into sealed concrete casks for longer-term storage on the grounds of the former plant in Lacey Township in New Jersey.

A Jupiter, Florida company, Holtec International, plans to buy the plant and move the fuel to an interim disposal site it is proposing in New Mexico.

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September 28, 2018 - Posted by | decommission reactor, USA

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