Nuclear Deconstruction

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,



2020


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2020, Vol. 90, Issue 12, Pg. 60-67


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a decades-long effort to safely decommission and dismantle a trio of Army nuclear reactors. The first part of the project involved the successful deconstruction of a nuclear power plant onboard a ship — which provided the Corps with multiple ‘lessons learned’ to improve the process for the remaining two land-based reactors.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Federal government | Decommissioning | Project management | Nuclear power | Ships

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