Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (by Location or Name)

The nuclear regulatory activities of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) include decommissioning nuclear facilities. This involves safely removing a facility or site from service and reducing residual radioactivity to a level that permits the license to be terminated, with the property released either for unrestricted use or under specified restricted conditions.

Under certain conditions (as allowed by the Atomic Energy Act), the NRC enters into agreements with State governors. Those agreements authorize individual States to regulate the decommissioning of materials facilities within their borders. States that meet these conditions and agree to use the same regulatory standards as the NRC are called Agreement States. In States that do not have agreements with the NRC, the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) and the NRC's regional offices exercise regulatory authority over the decommissioning of materials facilities. In addition, the NRC retains regulatory authority over decommissioning in certain portions of Agreement States that are subject to "exclusive Federal jurisdiction," including most American Indian reservations and certain areas of military bases.

The following map depicts the locations of sites that are currently decommissioning, while the Alphabetical List of Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (by Name) provides links to their descriptions, which include site status summaries, any major technical or regulatory issues, and the estimated date for closure of each site. For additional detail by type of facility, see Complex Materials Sites, Power Reactors, Research & Test Reactors, Uranium Recovery Sites, and Fuel Cycle Facilities.

Complex Materials Complex Materials Uranium Recovery Sites Uranium Recovery Sites
Power Reactors Power Reactors Fuel Cycle Facilities Fuel Cycle Facilities
Research & Test Reactors Research & Test Reactors    

Alphabetical List of Sites Undergoing Decommissioning (by Name)

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Z

The site descriptions (site status summaries, major technical or regulatory issues, and estimated closure dates) for facilities regulated by Agreement States were provided by the respective States, and the NRC makes no claim regarding the validity of that information.


Facility Location Type
Aerotest San Ramon, CA Research & Test Reactor
Advanced Medical Systems, Inc. Cleveland, OH Complex Materials
Alameda Naval Air Station Alameda, CA Complex Materials
American Nuclear Corporation Gas Hills Mining District, WY Uranium Recovery
Ascend Performance Materials Alvin, TX Complex Materials


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Bear Creek Powder River Basin, WY Uranium Recovery


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CB&I Federal Services, LLC Knoxville, TN Complex Materials
Cimarron (Kerr-McGee) Oklahoma City, OK Complex Materials
Colorado Legacy Land – Schwartzwalder Mine Jefferson County, CO Complex Materials
ConocoPhillips Company Falls City, TX Uranium Recovery
Colorado Legacy Land (Cotter Mill) Cañon City Mill Canon City, CO Uranium Recovery
Crystal River – Unit 3 Crystal River, FL Power Reactors


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Dawn Mining Company Ford, WA Uranium Recovery
Dresden – Unit 1 Morris, IL Power Reactor
Duane Arnold Palo, IA Power Reactor


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Eberline Services Richmond, CA Complex Materials
ExxonMobil Corporation Three Rivers, TX Uranium Recovery
ExxonMobil Highlands Converse Co., WY Uranium Recovery


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Fermi – Unit 1 Newport, MI Power Reactor
FMRI, Inc. (Fansteel) Muskogee, OK Complex Materials
Fort Calhoun Fort Calhoun, NE Power Reactor


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General Electric Co. – GETR Sunol, CA Research & Test Reactor
General Electric Co. – VESR Sunol, CA Power Reactor
Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation Towanda, PA Complex Materials


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Hecla Mining Company – Durita Naturita, CO Uranium Recovery
Homestake Grants, NM Uranium Recovery
Honeywell Metropolis, IL Fuel Cycle Facility
Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard San Francisco, CA Complex Materials


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Iluka Resources, Inc. Green Cove Springs, FL Complex Materials
Indian Point – Unit 1 Buchanan, NY Power Reactor
Indian Point – Unit 2 Buchanan, NY Power Reactor
Indian Point – Unit 3 Buchanan, NY Power Reactor
Ineos USA, LLC (formerly BP Chemical) Lima, OH Complex Materials
Intercontinental Energy Corporation Three Rivers, TX Uranium Recovery


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Jefferson Proving Ground Madison, IN Complex Materials


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Karnish Instruments Lock Haven, PA Complex Materials
Kewaunee Kewaunee, WI Power Station
Keystone Metals Reduction Cheswick, PA Complex Materials


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Lead Cascade Piketon, OH Fuel Cycle Facility
Lead Cascade (Centrus) Piketon, OH Complex Materials


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McClellan Air Force Base Sacramento, CA Complex Materials
Millstone – Unit 1 Waterford, CT Power Reactor


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Norton/St. Gobain Worcester, MA Complex Materials
NFS Erwin, TN Fuel Cycle Facility
Nuclear Ship Savannah Washington, DC Power Reactor


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Oyster Creek Forked River, NJ Power Reactor


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Palisades Covert, MI Power Reactor
Pathfinder – Lucky MC Gas Hills Mining District, WY Uranium Recovery
Pathfinder – Shirley Basin Mills, WY Uranium Recovery
PCC Structurals, Inc. Milwaukie, OR Complex Materials
Pearland-Manvel Landfill Pearland, TX Complex Materials
Peach Bottom – Unit 1 Delta, PA Power Reactor
Picatinny Arsenal Picatinny, NJ Complex Materials
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Plymouth, MA Power Reactor


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Remacor West Pittsburg, PA Complex Materials
Rio Algom – Ambrosia Lake Grants, NM Uranium Recovery
Rio Algom Uranium Mill San Juan County, UT Uranium Recovery
Rio Grande Resources Corporation Hobson, TX Uranium Recovery


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Safety Light Corporation (SLC) Bloomsburg, PA Complex Materials
San Onofre – Unit 1 San Clemente, CA Power Reactor
San Onofre – Units 2 & 3 San Clemente, CA Power Reactor
Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Gore, OK Uranium Recovery
Shallow Land Disposal Area (BWX Technologies, Inc.) Vandergrift, PA Complex Materials
Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation Newfield, NJ Complex Materials
Sigma-Aldrich Maryland Heights, MO Complex Materials
Solvay USA, Inc. Freeport, TX Complex Materials
Starmet CMI Barnwell, SC Complex Materials
Starmet Corporation (formerly Nuclear Metals) Concord, MA Complex Materials
Superbolt (formerly Superior Steel) Carnegie, PA Complex Materials


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TDY Industries, Inc. (dba Wah Chang) Albany, OR Complex Materials
Texas Instruments Attleboro, MA Complex Materials
Three Mile Island – Unit 1 Middletown, PA Power Reactor
Three Mile Island – Unit 2 Middletown, PA Power Reactor


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Umetco Uravan Uravan, CO Uranium Recovery
Umetco Minerals Corporation Gas Hills, WY Uranium Recovery
UNC Naval Products New Haven, CT Complex Materials
United Nuclear Corporation Gallup, NM Uranium Recovery


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Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor (VBWR) Sunol, CA Power Reactor
Vermont Yankee Vernon, VT Power Reactor


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West Valley West Valley, NY Complex Materials
Western Nuclear Inc. – Split Rock Golden, CO Uranium Recovery
Westinghouse Electric (Waltz Mill) Madison, PA Complex Materials
Weston Solutions (Kerr-McGee) West Chicago, IL Complex Materials
Whittaker Corporation Greenville, PA Complex Materials
Wyman Gordon Company North Grafton, MA Complex Materials


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Zion – Units 1 & 2 Zion, IL Power Reactor