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Decommissioning


Takes place after deactivation and includes surveillance and maintenance, decontamination and/or dismantlement. These actions are taken at the end of the life of a facility to retire it from service with adequate regard for the health and safety of workers and the public and for the protection of the environment. The ultimate goal of decommissioning is unrestricted release or restricted use of the site.

The final process of closing and securing a nuclear, radiologically contaminated, or radioactive material storage facility consistent with the established end state that provides adequate protection from radiation exposure and to isolate radioactive contamination from the human environment.

Those actions taking place after deactivation of a nuclear facility to retire it from service and includes surveillance and maintenance, decontamination and/or dismantlement.

Takes place after deactivation and includes surveillance and maintenance, decontamination, and/or dismantlement.

The process of removing a facility from operation, followed by decontamination, entombment, dismantlement, or conversion to another use.

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