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Underwater Fuel Packing machine developed by EBD instrumental in completion of Nuclear fuel transfer from Shoreham to Limerick ahead of schedule
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December 1993: Engineering by Design, of San Jose CA, after being involved with multiple underwater reactor servicing projects was approached with a challenging problem.  How to get a series of fuel rod shipping separators back into place when they were never designed to be reused.  When the Shoreham, Long Island NY, nuclear plant was shut down after brief operation the valuable fuel could not remain and was needed in another plant in Limerick PA.  For safety reasons the fuel had to be packed underwater before being transported from one site to the other.  The flawless performance of this unique machine contributed to the project completion ahead of schedule.