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Workers at Closed Wis. Nuclear Plant Get Fed Aid

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 8:40am

CARLTON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is coming to the aid of workers and homemakers affected by the closing of a Wisconsin nuclear power plant last spring.

The department said Wednesday it has awarded an $807,000 National Emergency Grant to help about 220 people affected by the Kewaunee Power Station shutdown.

The grant was awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Under the grant, affected workers and eligible displaced homemakers will have access to career and skill assessments, job search assistance, support services and training.

Dominion Resources Inc. shut down the 556-megawatt plant east of Green Bay last May after it was unable to find a buyer for the plant. The plant employed about 650 people.

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board will administer the grant.

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