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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

Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure

September 9, 2021

Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closureCOVERT – In less than a year, the economic landscape of Van Buren County is expected to change significantly with the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. In an effort to identify potential problems, the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission plans to conduct a study to determine the […]

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Former Nuclear Plant Site Gets Smaller as Decommissioning Continues

September 7, 2021

Former Nuclear Plant Site Gets Smaller as Decommissioning Continues | The SandPaper Nearly three years after the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township was permanently shuttered by its former owners, the protected area at the site has decreased from 150 acres to six acres as decommissioning of the former power plant continues.

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Illinois Senate passes bill to save nuclear plants, now goes to House

September 7, 2021

Illinois Senate passes bill to save nuclear plants, now goes to House Robert Besser 4th September 2021, 13:13 GMT+10 SPRINGFIELD, Illinois: As interest in nuclear power has increased worldwide, the Illinois Senate passed a bill early this week to prevent two nuclear power plants from shutting down, and sending the legislation to the House, where […]

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Nuke plant decision coming down to the wire

September 7, 2021

Nuke plant decision coming down to the wire While a new energy legislation aimed at saving the Byron nuclear power station makes its way through the process in Springfield, Exelon said the plant is scheduled to run out of fuel and close on Sept. 13. The Illinois Senate passed SB 18 in the early morning […]

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Palisades Nuclear Plant prepares to shut down

September 7, 2021

Palisades Nuclear Plant prepares to shut down COVERT, Mich. – A nuclear plant named after the stunning dunes that surround it provides power for 800,000 Southwest Michigan homes and businesses. That would be Palisades in Covert. But after 50 years, its owner, New Orleans-based Entergy, has decided it’s time to turn the nuclear reactor off […]

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Bye, Bye Byron? Exelon Prepares to Shutter Illinois Nuclear Plants

August 18, 2021

Bye, Bye Byron? Exelon Prepares to Shutter Illinois Nuclear Plants Illinois legislators may be back in Springfield soon for a second extra session. Their sole goal: to strike a deal on a massive energy package. The result will impact everything from Illinois’ role in climate change to your energy bill. But the stakes are particularly […]

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