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Technical Assistance Webinar

We have partnered with Smart Growth America, the Center for Creative Land Recycling and the NADO Research Foundation to provide guidance and analysis, offer a set of tools, and build a supportive community of practice to better position the municipalities and regions bracing for nuclear plant closure.

We held a successful webinar on November 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET to introduce to the team, describe the kind of support that is available, and discuss various aspects of this new assistance program.

Read the press release here and check back soon for a synopsis of the meeting as well as answers to the many questions we received.

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The Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative is the nation's clearinghouse for nuclear decommissioning practice and information. We are a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to providing decommissioning stakeholders with accurate and objective information to promote effective nuclear plant decommissioning and community revitalization.

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Recent News

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

September 17, 2021

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectorsSPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the energy sector by 2045 while […]

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Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up

September 17, 2021

Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity – and controversy – for nearly halfa century will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored […]

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With nuclear plants & jobs at stake, lawmakers set to vote on clean energy deal

September 9, 2021

With nuclear plants & jobs at stake, lawmakers set to vote on clean energy deal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers continue to hammer out the final details of a sweeping clean energy bill, set for a vote later this week in Springfield. For two Illinois power plants and with more than 28,000 jobs on the […]

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Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure

September 9, 2021

Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure COVERT – In less than a year, the economic landscape of Van Buren County is expected to change significantly with the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. In an effort to identify potential problems, the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission plans to conduct a study to determine […]

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Former Nuclear Plant Site Gets Smaller as Decommissioning Continues

September 7, 2021

Former Nuclear Plant Site Gets Smaller as Decommissioning Continues | The SandPaper Nearly three years after the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township was permanently shuttered by its former owners, the protected area at the site has decreased from 150 acres to six acres as decommissioning of the former power plant continues.

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Illinois Senate passes bill to save nuclear plants, now goes to House

September 7, 2021

Illinois Senate passes bill to save nuclear plants, now goes to House Robert Besser 4th September 2021, 13:13 GMT+10 SPRINGFIELD, Illinois: As interest in nuclear power has increased worldwide, the Illinois Senate passed a bill early this week to prevent two nuclear power plants from shutting down, and sending the legislation to the House, where […]

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