Nuclear Power In The Age Of Decommissioning

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 1:46 PM EDT) -- The United States is home to 60 commercial nuclear power plants which house 98 operating reactors — more than any other country in the world. Nuclear power accounts for approximately 20% of the nation’s electrical production. But the existing fleet of nuclear facilities is aging, and no new plants have been built in recent decades.

As if on cue, a new business sector is developing to pursue the considerable opportunities presented by those greying plants, and regulators are scrambling to address financial, environmental and public health issues presented in that rapidly evolving business climate.

From Operations to Decommissioning

Although successful relicensing...

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