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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Orano completes removal of Crystal River-3 RPV
The cutting and conditioning of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and internals belonging to the pressurized water reactor at the Crystal River-3 nuclear power plant in Florida, the Orano Group has announced. Completed in under two years, removal of the RPV marks the conclusion of the plant’s dismantling and spent fuel management project, which began in 2021.
Crystal River-3 is being decommissioned by Advanced Decommissioning Partners (ADP), a joint venture of Orano and NorthStar Group Services. Duke Energy transferred the licenses for Crystal River-3 to ADP in October 2020 for accelerated decommissioning.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is developing space nuclear propulsion engine system technologies for both nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) and nuclear electric propulsion (NEP). Additionally we are working with NASA and industry to create the capability for using nuclear power systems on the surface of the moon.