Nuclear Decommissioning Services
Nuclear Decommissioning Services
Efficient and safe nuclear decommissioning services are crucial in managing the end-of-life-cycle stage of nuclear energy facilities.
Nuclear decommissioning is the technical and administrative process whereby decommissioning nuclear facilities — such as nuclear power plants (NPPs), uranium mines, particle accelerators, isotope production plants and research reactors — is supervised and monitored.
Decommissioning services include accompanying control in the decommissioning and post-operational phase and an assessment of dismantling concepts and safety and decommissioning reports.
This methodology can also cover engaging with regulatory bodies, planning for decommissioning and reviewing final waste disposal concepts. For nuclear plants, decommissioning encompasses the progressive dismantling of the plant and all clean-up of radioactivity.
What Is Nuclear Facility Dismantling?
Nuclear facility dismantling involves disassembling all nuclear plant components. During the plant’s decommissioning and dismantling, all radioactivity is securely sealed in and ensured via continued operation of ventilation systems and other essential plant elements.
Before or after disassembly, suitable decontamination measures can reduce any radiation still present in the plant’s components and inventory that were exposed to radioactivity.
Why Would You Need Nuclear Decommissioning and Dismantling Services?
Decommissioning and dismantling services ensure nuclear facilities no longer require measures for radiation protection. When they reach the end of their life, power plants need to be decommissioned and demolished so the site can be ready for other uses.
Nuclear Facility Safety
Operators, suppliers and authorities are required to maintain optimal levels of security and safety at nuclear power plants and other facilities throughout the decommissioning phase.
Authorities trained in nuclear decommissioning services will review all resulting safety concepts for handling, dismantling, storage and transportation of radioactive materials beforehand.
All operators and suppliers must follow Best Available Techniques to ensure minimal environmental impact and optimal safety in any power plant decommissioning and dismantling process.
Why Should You Trust EAI With Decommissioning Services?
Environmental Alternatives, Inc. (EAI) has been delivering quality decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) services across the U.S. and around the globe since 1989. We use a turnkey decontamination approach to endorse decommissioning of licensed radioactive sites. EAI project managers and technicians are dedicated to helping nuclear facilities adhere to licensed termination plans by satisfying final closure requirements.
Using decades of expertise and proven technologies, EAI will often allow the free release of treated objects and reduce contaminated waste volume. We have addressed a wide variety of plant decontamination challenges facing the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Radiopharmaceutical Industry, Private Licensed Facilities, Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
We provide a comprehensive solution for projects of any size, from complete decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) to decontamination support for plant upgrades and refueling projects. You can trust the team at EAI to offer tailored solutions for each job and your business.
Choose EAI for Your Plant Decommissioning Services
EAI offers power plant decommissioning services to various clients in different industries. Start by contacting us for information on our services and the products we use or submitting a service request today.