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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

Project delays plague company seeking to buy Kewaunee nuclear plant

September 27, 2021

Project delays plague company seeking to buy Kewaunee nuclear plantBut last month EnergySolutions requested another year to complete the transfer after the NRC sent a 38-page letter seeking additional information about unexplained radioactive contamination at the site. The cleanup has cost at least $658 million so far, leaving just $5.3 million in the decommissioning trust […]

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Nuke panel gets update on radioactive waste issues

September 23, 2021

Nuke panel gets update on radioactive waste issues Despite financial difficulties facing a NorthStar affiliate company in Texas, officials say there will be space in the low-level radioactive waste facility for all of the waste and debris from the demolition of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear waste storage clouds future of Michigan’s Palisades Power Plant

September 23, 2021

Nuclear waste storage clouds future of Michigan’s Palisades Power Plant  

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

September 17, 2021

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors SPRINGFIELD – 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 […]

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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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