NRC Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants – Updated 2022

This video provides information on NRC and the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors. It features NRC’s Reactor Decommissioning Branch Chief Bruce Watson and answers the following questions.

What is decommissioning?
How is a nuclear plant decommissioned?
What happens to the nuclear waste?
What is the NRC’s role?
Can the public get involved?

Decommissioning is the process of removing a commercial nuclear power plant from service so that the land may be used for something else. Decommissioning is a complex process that can take up to 60 years.

For more info on Decommissioning visit the NRC’s web page at

Visit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website at

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