Maine Yankee

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Maine Yankee was a single-unit 900 megawatt Pressurized Water Reactor that safely generated about 119 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from 1972 through 1996. Located in Wiscasset, Maine the plant was Maine's largest generator of electricity. Maine Yankee permanently shut-down in August 1997 when it was no longer economically viable to operate.

Maine Yankee was one of the first large commercial power reactors to complete decommissioning. Maine Yankee completed the decommissioning safely and within budget. The site was cleaned radiologically to a level significantly more stringent than required by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations. A hallmark of Maine Yankee's decommissioning was stakeholders working together toward a site restoration second to none. The Maine Yankee project broke new ground in many areas while garnering international recognition for innovation and excellence.

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