"Cover Story" piece on the decommissioning of the Maine Yankee nuclear power pla
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"Cover Story" piece on the decommissioning of the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant. Maine Yankee has already spent $114 million and the project is only 20 percent done. It is supposed to be finished by 2004. Stone & Webster, an engineering and construction firm, holds a $250 million contract for demolition. Another $200 million will be spent to construct a concrete silo farm to temporarily store spent fuel rods in "dry casks" until the federal government opens a high-level waste storage site in Nevada. Maine Yankee customers have been paying $26 million a year toward the decommissioning fund and money will continue to be collected, through electric rates, until the demolition contract is paid for. With related articles on what the decommissioning means to the town of Wiscasset, an interview with anti-nuclear activist Skip Brack, and details about how residual radiation at the site must be handled.
Atomic power plants, Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company
Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on the decommissioning of the Maine Yankee nuclear power pla" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4162.