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Monday, October 03, 2005

So Long, Maine Yankee

Maine Yankee is officially history. The state's only nuclear power plant was permanently shut down in 1997, and the locally famous containment dome was destroyed a year ago. On Monday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed off on the final clean-up at the Wiscasset site. The plant began producing electricity in 1972.

View a short video of the demolition of the turbine building here. View a satellite image of the old plant here.
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