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Into the core (access required)

After being submerged in water for several years, spent nuclear fuels are loaded onto dry casks for storage.

Palo Verde is one place where no one can afford to make mistakes. “Put these on,” the security officer, whose bullet magazines protruded and glistened against his black uniform, told me.

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One year after Fukushima disaster, APS says Palo Verde is safe

BUCKEYE – A year after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, operators of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station said Friday that events in Japan prompted new initiatives to prepare for emergencies. “We’re adamant that we’re going to take a safe industry and make it even safer by applying those lessons learned,” said Randy Edington, executive vice president and chief nuclear officer of Arizona Public Service.

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Solar project planned near Palo Verde power plant

A new solar power project is planned near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix. KTAR-FM reports the Arlington Valley Solar Energy 2 project will generate an estimated 127 megawatts of power when commercial operations start. That's enough power to supply 25,400 homes.

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Inside Palo Verde: Operators offer tour to tout safety, emergency preparations

When this reactor at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is operating, no one is allowed into this viewing area overlooking its core. But when Unit 2′s reactor is having its fuel rods replaced, plant officials are using the opportunity to show how Palo Verde is different from the Japanese nuclear power plant that was leaking radiation after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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