States Neww Service

Trojan Nuclear Plant Plan Unveiled

Wednesday June 16 6:56 AM ET

(RAINIER, OREGON) -- Portland General Electric has unveiled its plans to decommission the Trojan Nuclear Plant. Within the next few weeks, spent fuel rods from the plant will be removed from a storage pond and placed in large concrete cylinders where they'll remain until the federal government builds a high level nuclear waste repository. Last month, the 240-foot long reactor vessel was filled with concrete and removed from the containment building. It will be barged to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation for burial later this year.