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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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October 13 - Martin McGuinness said he was working 'flat-out' to get the IRA to decommission weapons.
Failure of IRA to decommission within seven days would mean suspension of Assembly.
July 1, 2001: Trimble resigns as First Minister because of failure of IRA to decommission.
But many states are seeking EPA approval to decommission them.
Under the current lease agreement, which expires on January 31, 2006, the Company is obligated to decommission and surrender its manufacturing premises.
The company uses its production-related assets to enhance, maintain and extend production and, at the end of an offshore property's economic life, plug and decommission wells.
We look forward to working with Maine Yankee and the citizens of Wiscasset to decommission the plant and prepare the site for its next cycle," said H.
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.
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.