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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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Upon deregulation, however, it is unclear whether utilities will be able to continue re covering decommissioning costs from ratepayers, particularly for plants that will not be decommissioned for many years (some are scheduled to be decommissioned as late as 2030).
Part of the weapons that should have been decommissioned have disappeared, and the security forces admit they are probably in the hands of dissidents," he added.
Based on what I've heard, I remain to be convinced myself that this time it's for real - that all IRA weapons have been decommissioned in an effective manner.
Mr Mackay said he could "live with" IRA proposals to allow its leaders to hold on to sidearms if the republican terror group decommissioned all its illegal weapons.
According to the report, more than 200 nuclear reactors - accounting for about half of the world's nuclear facilities - will be decommissioned, assuming no life extensions are granted.
6 When are Offshore Structures Going to be Decommissioned in the UK North Sea?
A[cedilla] Provision of transport and packaging means and devices for manipulation with decommissioned material;
Sinn Fein national chairman Mr Mitchel McLaughlin said there was no prospect of any weapons being decommissioned by the IRA this week ahead of a move by the Northern Ireland Secretary Ms Mo Mowlam to form a power-sharing government.
Attention is also paid to specialist equipment requirements and the locations to which decommissioned infrastructure can be sent for disposal, re-use and/or recycling.
2 National Coal Power Capacities to Be Decommissioned 2012-2023 (GW) Figure 3.
And states are increasingly allowing them to be decommissioned.