Coal, Nuclear

Maine Yankee Set

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Maine Yankee Set

For Decommissioning

The Maine Yankee power plant is slated for decommissioning following the failed purchase attempt from Peco Energy. Peco has stated that it will continue searching for nuclear power plants to buy, although no official talks are going on now. The 25-year-old Maine Yankee plant will soon begin the process of de commissioning due to economic concerns. Maine Yankee, once one of the most efficient nuclear plants in the country, has been plagued by equipment problems and safety concerns. The plant has been off-line since December 1996. Decommissioning is expected to take 10 years to complete at a cost of $370 million or more. S