Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities

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1 Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities NPRE 442 Dr. Rich Holm Overview Deactivation of facility Historical Site Assessment Site Characterization Plan Decommissioning Plan Decommissioning Operations Closure Plan/License Termination
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2 Decommissioning “Alternatives” DECON – immediate decontamination and license termination SAFSTOR–safe and stable condition, allow for decay ENTOMB–encase structure in concrete etc Locations of Sites Undergoing Decommissioning http://www.nrc.gov/info finder/decommissioning/index.html
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Current Status • Complex Materials Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (26) • Power Reactor Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (15) • Research and Test Reactor Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (11) • Uranium Recovery Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (12) • Fuel Cycle Facilities Undergoing Decommissioning (Partial) (1) Maine Yankee Cost (920MW PWR) $231M to build (late 60’s, early 70’s) Operated 1972 1996 1987–Est
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