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Decommissioning


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.…


Well-Planned Retirement: Keys to Successful Coal Plant Decommissioning

Hundreds of coal-fired power plants are now retired or facing retirement in the near future, and utilities face a number of decisions. Are there commercial reuse options for the plant…


Removing Asbestos and Regulated Materials Key to Power Plant Decommissioning
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Retiring and decommissioning coal power plants is becoming a more-frequent occurrence around the world. The job comes with many challenges, but projects in the U.S. and UK have proven that…


The Power of a 'Green' Decommissioning, Remediation, and Redevelopment Plan

COMMENTARY Economic pressures coupled with new and proposed regulations to reduce air emissions and regulate cooling water use and the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) continue to…