The United States has decommissioned six nuclear reactors since 2013 and another eight are due to retire by 2025, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported on Friday.
The decommissioning process entails deconstructing a facility and returning the site to greenfield status that is safe for reuse.
“The retirement process for nuclear power plants involves disposing of nuclear waste and decontaminating equipment and facilities to reduce residual radioactivity, making it much more expensive and time-consuming than retiring other power plants,” the EIA said.
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