'The more than 900 guns to be decommissioned
had been checked by the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB),' he added.
Some of these decommissions
can cost billions of dollars and take years to successfully dispose of, and decommissioning delivers no return on investment or revenue, but instead carries significant environmental and regulatory liabilities, pointed out Gilbert.
The decision to borrow money for the transfer expenses means the facility could be decommissioned
decades sooner than anticipated.
To date few commercial nuclear reactors have been decommissioned
, so the accuracy of existing cost estimates has not been assessed.
They also suggest, with some justification, that unless a strong management system is in place, new boats could simply take the place of decommissioned
Moreover, he says, the industry's experience in repairing large plants -- like Shippingport--involves activities "that in many instances would parallel the kinds of things that one would need to do in order to decommission
a large plant." By piecing together these experiences, utilities "can come up with very reasonable cost estimates," ones that are much smaller than some of those considered in the Worldwatch report.
Bacordo said they are also looking to decommission
a sister-ship of BRP Sultan Kudarat within this year.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is planning to propose an international undertaking to decommission
reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, a challenge that will need to be tackled in full swing in the years to come.
Among their conditions for joining the EU, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia had to commit to close and subsequently decommission
reactors 1 to 4 at the Kozloduy plant, reactors 1 and 2 at the Ignalina plant and reactors 1 and 2 at the Bohunice V1 plant.
STEPS to decommission
a redundant nuclear power station in North Wales could be accelerated.
Senior officers are convinced that the IRA will never decommission
any of its 10 tonnes of weapons and explosives.
IRA BOSSES have refused to decommission
after warnings of a bloody split within the organisation, Sunday People can reveal.