KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WFRV) - Local 5 has learned that the Kewaunee Power Station Nuclear Plant will close next year.
Dominion owns the plant that is located on Lake Michigan, nine miles south of Kewaunee.
The nuclear power plant is scheduled to shut down in six months.
Its closing will impact more than 650 employees as early as next year.
Dominion tried to sell it, but could not find a buyer. They say this is the only option at this point without cutting staff to a point that is unsafe.
The sale was hampered by a number of things, including low natural gas prices and the size of this plant. It is small by industry standards, powering 130,000 homes.
Kewaunee's mayor is worried people will have to move to find jobs.
The city also stands to loose $18,000 in fire department funding from the nuclear plant.
Decomissioning will start in 2013 and is heavily regulated.
Fuel removed from the reactor must cool for at least five years before being moved to dry storage.
The entire process could take up to 60 years before the site is considered a greenspace.