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Decommissioning


Key Pre-Demolition Considerations for Fossil Fuel Power Plants

As the existing electric generation infrastructure matures, electric generation system owners are looking to the future for newer and greener technologies to meet the demands of electric consumption. An important part…


The POWER Interview: Cleaning Up a Radiologically Contaminated Site

In the 1940s, the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant was built in unprecedented secrecy as part of the Manhattan Project. Its purpose was to provide enriched uranium for the world’s…


Power Plant Decommissioning Tips to Save Time, Money, and Hassle
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All power plants have a finite useful life. Thus, there will come a time at every facility when the unit must be retired and the decommissioning process undertaken. Decisions must…


Vattenfall Ready to Close Largest German Coal Plant

A German plan to provide coal-fired power plant operators with money to offset financial losses, part of the country’s plan to incentivize the closure of coal plants as part of…


Derecho Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant
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The Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC, Figure 1)—a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa—will reportedly not restart after high winds caused extensive damage to the station’s cooling towers.…