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FirstEnergy Beaver Valley Power Station to Expand Capacity

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FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) today announced plans to expand used nuclear fuel storage capacity at its two-unit Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. 

Under the plan, above-ground, airtight steel and concrete canisters will be installed that provide cooling to used fuel assemblies through natural air circulation.  The canisters will be stored on a thick concrete pad located within Beaver Valley's highly secured, protected area, providing additional safety assurance.  The storage system will be monitored closely by trained personnel and the NRC to assure its integrity.

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