The Yankee Rowe Nuclear Power Station is located in Rowe, Massachusetts approximately 18 miles southwest of Brattleboro, Vermont. The plant is owned by the Yankee Atomic Energy Company, which is owned by 9 New England utilities: New England Power Co. (34.5%); Connecticut Light & Power Co. (24.5%); Boston Edison Co. (9.5%); Central Maine Power Co. (9.5%); Public Service Co. of New Hampshire (7.0%); Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (7.0%); Central Vermont Public Service Co. (3.5%); Commonwealth Electric Co. (2.5%); and Cambridge Electric Light Co. (2.0%). The plant was shutdown in 1992 and has been completely dismantled. (The top photo to the right is a picture of the plant before decommissioning.) The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently reviewing a request to reduce the size of the licensed site down to the ISFSI, which is all that remains. (The bottom photo to the right is a picture of the site in September 2006 after the plant was decommissioned — the ISFSI can be seen in the top left of the photo.)
All the SNF from Yankee Rowe was transferred to the on-site ISFSI by June 2003 pursuant to a general license. The ISFSI contains 15 dry storage casks holding 533 SNF assemblies, and one cask containing Greater-Than-Class-C waste (GTCC) from decommissioning activities. The cask manufacturer is NAC International – the MPC cask system and the MPC-36 canister type. As of the end of 2010, there were 640 metric tons of SNF stored at the two nuclear power plant sites located in the State of Massachusetts — Pilgrim and Yankee Rowe. An excellent video of the process utilized at Yankee Rowe to transfer the SNF from the wet fuel pool to dry cask storage is provided below.
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