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decommissioning

[dē·kə′mish·ən·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
The process of shutting down a nuclear facility such as a nuclear reactor or reprocessing plant so as to provide adequate protection from radiation exposure and to isolate radioactive contamination from the human environment.
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July 1, 2001: Trimble resigns as First Minister because of failure of IRA to decommission.
October 8, 2001: Trimble to pull UUP ministers out of Executive unless IRA decommission.
October 13 - Martin McGuinness said he was working 'flat-out' to get the IRA to decommission weapons.
We are launching this new service to help duty holders, owners, operators, equity holders and regulators drive significant cost savings, improve project efficiency, reduce risk and safely decommission assets and facilities," highlights Buchanan.
Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UKs upstream policy director, said: With low oil prices continuing, you might expect decommissioning to be a key focus for the sector in the years ahead, however we are not witnessing a rush to decommission.
The cost to abandon and decommission a toppled platform and its associated wells can be many times the cost of abandoning and decommissioning that same platform before it was damaged.
By accelerating decommissioning, we are fulfilling a commitment we made in 2013 to decommission Vermont Yankee as soon as reasonably possible, said Bill Mohl, President, Entergy Wholesale Commodities.
In 1999 and in concert with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, American Rivers, Arizona Riparian Council, Center for Biological Diversity, The Nature Conservancy and Northern Arizona Audubon Society, APS decided to decommission the Childs and Irving plants and restore full flow to Fossil Creek at the cost to APS of about $13 million.
Each year, the industry decommissions an average of 120 projects on a global basis, IHS Markit said.