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Monday, March 31, 2014

STURGIS to be decommissioned, dismantled

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nuclear Power Plant "Sturgis" enters the Panama Canal(1968). Records of the Army Signal Corps, RG 111; National Archives and Records Administration - College Park, Md. (Photo by Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration)

The announcement has been made today that the US Army Corps of Engineers selected CB&I Federal Services to dismantle the nuclear barge STURGIS, the first floating nuclear power plant ever built.   A number of highly informative links follow.

Click here to see the page with today's announcement.

Unlike Navy nuclear ships, the Sturgis will be completely dismantled and the nuclear plant taken apart piece by piece, in a process not unlike that performed at commercial nuclear plants.  This information and much more is available here in the Final Environmental Assessment of the decommissioning of the Sturgis and its Martin-Marietta MH-1A nuclear power plant.

This Army Corps of Engineers page has more data.. and Sturgis videos!

3:00 PM Eastern 3/31/2014

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