Decommissioning and Decontamination

EnergySolutions understands that nuclear power is important for the nation’s energy balance and our customers’ business. However, when plant operating licenses expire or other events result in nuclear power plant shutdowns, we are ready to help address your decommissioning needs. Our two decades of nuclear decommissioning expertise, fully integrated D&D offerings, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can assist you with early planning through successful project execution and license termination (DECON or SAFESTOR).

  • Only company designed, built, and focused on nuclear decommissioning that owns all critical assets, services, and LLRW disposal site that are also uniquely linked and integrated in one company
  • Only non-utility that has integrated all facets of decommissioning project planning and execution while holding a 10CFR50 license
  • The only company with a proven, successful, and comprehensive “D&D Management Model” incorporating decades of lessoned learned
  • Owns all aspects of decommissioning scopes of work, including safety, regulatory, radiological, effluent controls, without outsourcing
  • The most experienced company in the United States in the area of License Termination Plans (LTP), leading the development and submittal of four License Termination Plans

 

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Risk Mitigation
  • Safety (industrial and radiological)
  • Stakeholder Acceptance (public and regulatory)
  • Project Cost
  • Project Schedule
  • Radioactive Waste Disposal
Core Capabilities Cover the Entire D&D Life Cycle
  • License transfer /stewardship options
  • SNF management and cask design
  • Project planning and cost estimation
  • Historical Site Assessment (HSA) and site characterization
  • RP/ALARA programs and MARSAME/MARSSIM expertise
  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B Quality Assurance Program designed for D&D
  • Reactor Vessel Internals (RVI) and Reactor Vessel (RV) segmentation
  • Hazardous, mixed, and radwaste containers, loading, transportation, and disposal
  • Classification and management of Class A, B, C, and GTCC waste
  • LLRW disposal site ownership, logistics, and disposition optimization
  • Large component removal and disposal
  • Building demolition, backfilling, and site restoration
  • License Termination Plan (LTP), Final Status Surveys (FSS), and license termination
Our Decommissioning Services in Action Across the U.S. and Internationally

Big Rock Point (67 MWe BWR)

  • Reactor Vessel removal and disposal
  • On-site radioactive material assay system
  • Dry cask storage system design and
    spent nuclear fuel transfer

Zion Nuclear Station (Two 1060 MWe PWRs)

  • Licensee for turnkey D&D
  • Reactor Vessel Internals (RVI) segmented
  • Spent nuclear fuel transfer, 61 casks to ISFSI
  • All large components removed

La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (50 MWe BMR)

  • RPV removal and disposal
  • Site Characterization
  • License transfer application
  • License Termination Plan (LTP)

U.K. – Magnox Reactors (2008-2014)

  • Decommissioning planning and implementation for 18 Magnox reactors

Japan – Fukushima Daiichi

  • D&D consultation
  • Liquid waste treatment system deployment and operation for treatment of contaminated water

Japan – Tsuruga-1 (357 MWe BWR)

  • Collaboration with Japan Atomic Power Company for D&D experience exchange
  • D&D planning facilitation for Japan’s oldest LWR (BWR)

 

 

Comprehensive D&D Services

EnergySolutions is the leading radioactive waste management and disposal company in the nation and has integrated those capabilities with other expertise across the entire decommissioning process to present full spectrum D&D services to the nuclear industry.

Initial Transition & Site Activities
  • License transfer/stewardship options
  • Decommissioning planning, postshutdown transition support
PostShutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR)
  • Decommissioning cost estimates and updates
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) management and ISFSI site/dry cask selection
  • Historical Site Assessment (HSA) and site characterization
  • RP/ALARA programs and MARSAME/MARSSIM expertise
  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B QA Program with graded QA requirements for D&D
Major D&D Activities
  • Reactor Vessel Internals (RVI) and Reactor Vessel (RV) segmentation
  • Hazardous, mixed, and radioactive waste containers; loading; transportation; and disposal
  • Classification and management of Class A, B, C and GTCC waste
  • LLRW disposal site ownership, logistics, and disposition optimization
  • Large component removal and disposal
  • Building demolition contracting and management
License Termination Activities
  • Backfill material assessment, reuse of clean concrete, and excavation filling
  • License Termination Plan (LTP), Final Status Surveys (FSS) and license termination
  • Site restoration

 

For more information, contact Tony Didgeon, SVP Business Development, Decommissioning & Projects

Jeff Hays

Senior Vice President

Commercial Decommissioning

Mobile: 410-491-0178

Email: jahays@energysolutions.com

Or

Tony Didgeon

Senior Vice President

Commercial Decommissioning

Mobile: 865-599-8932

Email: wadidgeon@energysolutions.com