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At the edge of Humboldt Bay in Northern California lies a relic from the heyday of U.S. nuclear power.

The reactor was shut down in 1976. The remaining cost to decommission the plant once and for all — cleaning up lingering radiological dangers, dismantling the remains — will be about $441 million, according to its owner, PG&E Corp.

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