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Residents complain, clean up of a local nuclear power plant speeds up

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Kewaunee, Wi (WTAQ) - Owners of the former Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant are speeding up a transfer of used fuel, to address concerns from local residents.

Dominion Resources shut down the plant in the spring of last year.  Under its latest plan, the spent fuel rods would be moved from a large storage pool in the reactor to two dozen concrete casks which stand 18-feet tall.  The move is set to be completed by the end of 2016.  

The firm hired an Atlanta company to build the casks and fill them. Kewaunee has said it would take the full 60 years allowed by federal law to decommission the plant. 

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