Our Fermi 2 Power Plant has on-site facilities for the management, processing and temporary storage of radioactive waste materials. Water provides a natural radiation barrier and cooling for the used fuel. After seven years in the pool, waste can be moved into large concrete/steel storage containers.
Our largest waste and recycling stream is coal combustion residuals — flyash and gypsum. We recycled 100 percent of our gypsum generated at our Monroe Power Plant.