Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities: Germany’s Experience

Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities: Germany’s Experience

18 August 2016

Germany recently announced a milestone in the complete dismantling of the reactor pressure vessel of the Obrigheim nuclear power plant in Germany. After 36 years of operations the plant shut was down in 2005 and has been in the process of dismantling since 2008.

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