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Ginna plant shutdown benefits hundreds in Wayne County

Monday morning, the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in the Town Ontario shut down. It was a planned refueling outage and it happens every 18 months.

Call it a reboot to the system. Ginna shuts down the plant to work on maintenance activities and replace a third of the used fuel with clean fuel.

“That comes out and then we shuffle the remaining two-thirds and that renews the plants energy for the next 18 months so we can continue to provide power for about half a million homes and businesses in our region,” said Maria Hudson, communications manager for Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.

It takes a lot of manpower to accomplish this. Approximately 700 additional workers travel to Wayne County filing hotels, restaurants and shops for several weeks.

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