How to dismantle a nuclear reactor

March 2012
New Scientist;3/10/2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2855, p46
The article discusses how to dismantle a nuclear reactor. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, 138 commercial power reactors had been permanently shut down and approximately 80 are expected to be decommissioned between 2012-2020. Reportedly, only 17 have been dismantled and made safe as a result of the time, expense, and difficulty of decommissioning. Three options for decommissioning nuclear power reactors are presented.


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