Tag Archives: Decommissioning
Wet to Dry Storage Options for Decommissioning the Santa María de Garoña Nuclear Power Plant: Options for Consideration to Expedite Decommissioning
This study assesses key parameters of the spent fuel inventory at the Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant and evaluates the potential dry storage options available to store the spent fuel.
When a fossil power plant’s retirement date is set, the maintenance philosophy changes from one of indefinite operation to one of end-of-life management. Aimed at operators of plants with known shutdown schedules, this report provides guidance to develop end-of-life maintenance strategies for turbines, generators, and auxiliary systems, supporting availability while conserving resources.
Nuclear plant decommissioning involves characterizing, staging, packaging, and shipping large quantities of waste—which can have a major impact on project cost and schedule. This report summarizes waste management experiences, strategies, and lessons in the United States and abroad to guide future decommissioning.