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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

Byron power plant in danger of shutting down

June 23, 2021

Byron power plant in danger of shutting downBYRON, Ill. (WIFR) – The Byron Nuclear Plant took one more step towards closure as paperwork was filed for a shutdown in less than three months. In 2020, Exelon announced it planned to close its Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants because of a drop in revenue and […]

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Piketon pushes for DOE attention on nuclear cleanup site

June 21, 2021

Piketon pushes for DOE attention on nuclear cleanup site Preparations are being made for a “roundtable” discussion on Saturday, June 19 at noon with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and former Congressman Zack Space regarding open-air demolition and other site activities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Exelon files to deactivate Byron Nuclear Plant

June 21, 2021

Exelon files to deactivate Byron Nuclear Plant After months of debate and a potential last second deal, a scheduled deactivation date is set for the Byron Nuclear Plant.After months of debate and a potential last second deal, a scheduled deactivation date is set for the Byron Nuclear Plant, but lawmakers say legislation could still save […]

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$1.2M grant aims to help Southwest Michigan through aftermath of nuclear power plant closure

June 21, 2021

$1.2M grant aims to help Southwest Michigan through aftermath of nuclear power plant closure COVERT, MI – Michigan State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today applauded the announcement of a more than $1.2 million grant being awarded for economic recovery and planning as Southwest Michigan prepares for the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station in 2022. […]

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U.S. EDA PROVIDING GRANT FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY STRATEGY AHEAD OF PALISADES SHUTDOWN

June 21, 2021

U.S. EDA Providing Grant for Economic Recovery Strategy Ahead of Palisades Shutdown With the clock ticking on the shutdown and eventual decommissioning of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant at Covert, the collective community of Michigan’s Great Southwest will get a sizeable boost in planning for a future without the plant and the resultant jobs thanks […]

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Plymouth gets $3.8 federal grant to fix Manomet water pipes

June 14, 2021

Plymouth gets $3.8 federal grant to fix Manomet water pipes PLYMOUTH – What was going to be $5.1 million will now only cost $1.3 million. A $3.8 million federal grant will enable the town to make much-needed improvements to the Manomet Pressure Zone for considerably less expense than originally projected. Funding from the Economic Development […]

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