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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

Why Biden should designate a nuclear waste negotiator

January 12, 2021

Why Biden should designate a nuclear waste negotiator – Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsWhen President-elect Joe Biden comes to office, there will be a window of opportunity for the United States to make real progress on the management and disposition of nuclear waste. Once envisioned as a permanent waste storage site but now abandoned by […]

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N.Y. Law Spotlights Lost Nuclear Plant Tax Revenue Nationally

January 12, 2021

N.Y. Law Spotlights Lost Nuclear Plant Tax Revenue Nationally Towns and cities across the country face the major loss of property taxes as nuclear power plants in their borders are shut down. They may be able to make up some of the loss, however, by taxing the nuclear waste storage property that still sits on […]

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Illinois AFL-CIO releases updated nuclear impacts report

January 7, 2021

Illinois AFL-CIO releases updated nuclear impacts report ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – In response to Exelon’s announcement of the premature closure of two of Illinois’ six nuclear plants – Byron and Dresden, the Illinois AFL-CIO released an updated version of the Brattle Group’s Illinois Nuclear Impacts Report. The report highlights the economic losses and environmental impacts […]

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First-in-the-nation tax on spent nuclear fuel aimed at helping Indian Point communities

January 5, 2021

First-in-the-nation tax on spent nuclear fuel aimed at helping Indian Point communities Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed first-in-the-nation legislation giving the communities around Indian Point the ability to collect taxes on the spent nuclear fuel that will be left behind when the power plant shuts down in April.

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Premature Nuclear Reactor Retirements Could Effect Nuclear Waste Disposal

December 30, 2020

Premature Nuclear Reactor Retirements Could Effect Nuclear Waste Disposal Since 2012, 12 commercial reactors have shut down in the U.S., with 27 more planned by 2026, a loss of at least 37,000 MW of capacity and about 5 trillion kWhs from their expected life. The effects may be profound, from a loss of $8 billion […]

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Oyster Creek Nuclear Waste: Interim Storage Could Change Sites

December 29, 2020

Oyster Creek Nuclear Waste: Interim Storage Could Change Sites OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Holtec International’s plan to increase its spent fuel area at the shutdown Oyster Creek Power Plant created its share of controversy. Some expressed fear the expansion represented the first step in the development of an east coast nuclear waste repository. Officials from […]

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