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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

Local communities struggle with closures as Indian Point shuts down

May 12, 2021

Local communities struggle with closures as Indian Point shuts downA nuclear plant closure can leave a deep hole in local finances, thousands of well paid, highly skilled workers out of a job and retiring or migrating to other parts of the country, and cause a rise in respiratory problems as pollutant-spewing alternatives are brought online […]

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Palisades Power Plant employees prepare for last year on the job

May 10, 2021

Palisades Power Plant employees prepare for last year on the job COVERT – In less than 400 days, Palisades Power Plant in Covert will stop producing nuclear power. But activities at the plant will be far from over. The plant will close for operation by May 31, 2022, but then the decommissioning process will begin. […]

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Can Plant Closures Be an Industry Engagement Opportunity?

May 6, 2021

Can Plant Closures Be an Industry Engagement Opportunity?   Article from the May 2021 Issue of Nuclear News published by the American Nuclear Society.

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Despite state officials’ worries, NJ approves bailout for PSEG nuclear plants

April 28, 2021

Despite state officials’ worries, NJ approves bailout for PSEG nuclear plants The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved PSEG’s bid for a second round of $300 million in annual subsidies, which it argued is vital to keep its nuclear plants open, in spite of personal reservations and skepticism from several of the state’s commissioners.

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Gillibrand seeks funding for Indian Point towns after plant shuts down

April 28, 2021

Gillibrand seeks funding for Indian Point towns after plant shuts down U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is backing a measure that would provide $175 million annually to communities like those around Indian Point and others that will be burdened with spent nuclear waste after the power plants shutdown.

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What ratepayers will pay in subsidies for NJ’s nuclear power plants

April 26, 2021

What nuclear subsidies will cost ratepayers | NJ Spotlight News The state is poised once again to decide whether to subsidize New Jersey’s three remaining nuclear power plants, but unlike two years ago, the question is not so much about whether ratepayers should fund the program, but how much they should pay.

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