Duke Energy expects to implement tasks outlined in the decommissioning plan starting in 2014. The estimated decommissioning cost is $1.18B. Duke Energy believes the company's existing nuclear decommissioning trust fund, plus the fund's future growth – coupled with funds from the plant's nine other owners – will be sufficient to decommission the plant. The plant's used nuclear fuel will remain in the existing on-site fuel pool until a new, on-site, dry-cask storage facility is built.
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