- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) - In a story April 18 about a nuclear power plant trying to build an addition to dispose of spent nuclear fuel, The Associated Press misidentified the location of the town where it operates. Berwick is 40 miles southwest of Scranton, not 40 miles north of Scranton.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Zoning appeal hearing set for nuclear plant addition

The owner of a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant is trying to build a 22,000-square-foot addition to dispose of spent nuclear fuel

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) - The owner of a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant is trying to build a 22,000-square-foot addition to dispose of spent nuclear fuel.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1Nx9VUg) reports that Talen Generation applied for a permit to build the addition to the Susquehanna Steam plant, but Salem Township zoning officials denied the request.

The plant is located in Berwick, about 40 miles southwest of Scranton. Zoning officials say hazardous waste storage isn’t permitted in the plant’s district.

Talen has appealed the denial. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday evening.

A company spokesman says the plant has stored spent fuel within the plant’s perimeter. The firm wants to modify and expand the existing facility to accommodate storage needs.

Spent nuclear fuel is stored in water until it cools. It’s then sealed in a cask.

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