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 April 21, 2005
Yankee Rowe demolition on pace but spent fuel will remain for now
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ROWE, Mass. (AP) -- Demolition of most structures at the old Yankee Rowe nuclear power plant is set to finish by this fall.

But roughly 1,700 tons of spent fuel will remain on the site for the foreseeable future because there is no available federal nuclear waste dump.

ThatÔŅĹs the word from plant officials who say the final part of the above-ground structure should be demolished next week.  Subsurface demolition, including the removal of pipes, will be completed in June.

But The Berkshire Eagle reports the spent fuel will remain on the site under tight security.

Plans to move the spent fuel to a proposed federal nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada hit a snag when the federal officials revealed e-mails that show Yucca Mountain workers discussing concocting facts and keeping two sets of figures.

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