Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants

Since the 1940's when the original government production reactors were built, nuclear plants have been built, shutdown, and decommissioned. Older commercial plants decommissioned have included Elk River (MN), Pathfinder (SD), Shippingport (PA), Shoreham (NY). More recently, plants undergoing decommissioning include - Yankee-Rowe (MA), Connecticut Yankee (CT), Maine Yankee (ME), Trojan (OR), Humboldt Bay and Rancho Seco (CA), and Zion (IL).

Pages that address how decommissioning is conducted and the issues that must be addressed include:

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