Entergy Corp. and Holtec International, through their affiliates, asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today to approve the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec after shutdown. Holtec plans to complete decommissioning and site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy completed decommissioning.
By Sandy Taylor
Vice-Chairman, CDI & President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin
Oct 15-19 marks Nuclear Science Week, an occasion to celebrate all aspects of nuclear science. From answering growing energy needs in a way that is clean and sustainable, to aiding in medical research towards diagnosing and curing diseases, nuclear science is crucial to our everyday lives. But what about safely disposing of nuclear generating facilities once they have reached the end of their lifespan? This is big business, and upwards of 200 reactors will reach their design lifespan in the next 20 years.