Duke Energy recently released its decommissioning plan for the Crystal River 3 Nuclear Power Plant located in Crystal River, Florida. The power plant has been offline since September 2009 and was officially retired earlier this year.
Duke Energy plans to select the SAFSTOR decommissioning model, estimated to cost $1.18 billion in current year’s dollars. Using the SAFSTOR model indicates that the spent fuel will remain located within the plant’s fuel pool until a dry cask storage facility is constructed. “Decommissioning the Crystal River Nuclear Plant will be a well-defined process, with significant NRC oversight,” said decommissioning director Terry Hobbs. Duke Energy estimates the decommissioning work at Crystal River 3 will be complete in 2074.
Absolute Consulting has experience supporting nuclear decommissioning work, both in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
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