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Major project at Pa. nuclear plant slated in 2017

September 26, 2013
Associated Press

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a major replacement project at a western Pennsylvania nuclear plant is scheduled to begin in four years.

FirstEnergy says the steam generators and reactor vessel head in Unit 2 at the Beaver Valley nuclear plant will be replaced in 2017 during a scheduled refueling outage.

Company spokeswoman Jennifer Young told the Beaver County Times ( ) that the work is expected to cost "hundreds of millions" of dollars.

She said the project is expected to take slightly longer than a normal refueling, which usually lasts about 30 days.

A similar replacement and maintenance project was completed on Unit 1 of the Shippingport plant in 2006.

Both units have been granted 20-year license extensions running until 2036 for Unit 1 and 2047 for Unit 2.


Information from: Beaver County Times,



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