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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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NRC officials say leaking casks are responsibility of NorthStar

October 19, 2021

NRC officials say leaking casks are responsibility of NorthStarBRATTLEBORO – If Vermont Yankee’s radioactive waste casks start leaking, it’ll be up to the plant owner to figure what to do. That’s the word from two key officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who on Monday said NorthStar Group Services will determine a course of action […]

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$6 Million Federal Grant Going To Cass County Industrial Park

October 11, 2021

$6 Million Federal Grant Going To Cass County Industrial Park A grant of $6 million has been announced for the Midwest Energy and Communications Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology Park in Cassopolis. The grant will be used for the construction of road, sewer, and water infrastructure needed for the 234 acre industrial park. Congressman […]

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Why nuclear plants are shutting down

October 10, 2021

Why nuclear plants are shutting down The infamous Indian Point nuclear plant, located roughly 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down earlier this year. To many, the shutdown was a victory following decades of protests about safety and environmental concerns. Here’s the problem: When operating, Indian Point provided more electricity than is produced annually by […]

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Senator Markey and Rep. Levin Introduce Legislation To Determine A Viable, Consent-Based Path Forward For Nuclear Waste

September 29, 2021

Senator Markey and Rep. Levin Introduce Legislation to Determine a Viable, Consent-Based Path Forward for Nuclear Waste | U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts Washington (September 28, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair of the Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Congressman Mike […]

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Decommissioning Panel Weighs Options for Pilgrim Waste Storage

September 28, 2021

Decommissioning Panel Weighs Options for Pilgrim Waste Storage PLYMOUTH – During a recent meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, Plymouth/Barnstable State Senator Susan Moran highlighted the need for federal guidance in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants like the ongoing efforts at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

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GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

September 28, 2021

GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial used nuclear fuel, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The report identifies four matters for congressional consideration – including amending legislation to authorise a new consent-based […]

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