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Decomissioning of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station

Decomissioning of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Waste Management and Fuel Cycle Programs, Remedial Action Program Office, Available from National Technical Information Service in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Pennsylvania -- Shippingport,
  • Nuclear reactors -- Pennsylvania -- Shippingport -- Decomissioning

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    ContributionsUnited States. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Waste Management and Fuel Cycle Programs. Remedial Action Program Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14862654M

    The Shippingport Atomic Power Station (SAPS) consists of the nuclear steam supply system and associated radioactive waste processing systems, which are owned by the US Dept. of Energy (USDOE), and the turbine generator and balance of plant, which are owned by the Duquesne Light Co. Eisenhower opened the Shippingport Atomic Power Station on The plant was built in 32 months at a cost of $ million. The type of reactor used at Shippingport was a matter of expediency. The Atomic Energy Commission urged the construction of a reactor integrated into the utility grid. The only suitable reactor available at the time was the one that was intended for the nuclear-powered Location: Shippingport, Pennsylvania.

    The Shippingport Atomic Power Station was the world’s first full-scale atomic electric power plant devoted exclusively to peacetime uses. [notes 1] [2] It was located near the present-day Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA, about 25 miles (40 km) from reactor reached criticality on December 2, , and remained in. Although AEC intended Shippingport to become operational by , Great Britain's Calder Hall Pressurized Pile Producing Power and Plutonium Plant at Seascale, Cumbria, went online on Aug , more than a year before Shippingport, earning the honor of being the world's first large-scale commercial nuclear power plant.

    "On December 2, , Shippingport, a megawatt pressurized water reactor, became the nation’s first operating nuclear power plant. Over its year life, the plant operated for ab hours and produced about billion kilowatt-hours of electricity." In , the Department of Energy began decommissioning the plant.   It is 60 years since America’s first commercial nuclear power station was opened by President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Shippingport, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on


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Port Atomic Power Station located on the Ohio River at Shippingport, Pennsylvania. This environmental impact statement describes: 1) the preferred alternative (immediate dismtlement of the government-owned portion of the station), 2) other possible alternatives, and 3) the poteni al environmental consequences.

Decomissioning of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Waste Management and Fuel Cycle Programs, Remedial Action Program Office ; Springfield, Va.: Available from National Technical Information Service, (OCoLC) Get this from a library.

Decomissioning of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station. [United States. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Waste Management and.

The Shippingport Atomic Power Station (Shippingport) was constructed in the mid-fifties as a joint project of the Government and Duquesne Light nuclear portion of Shippingport has been in operation since that time under supervision of the Division of Author: R. Miller, J. Landon.

Onthe Shippingport, Pennsylvania, nuclear power station ushered in the age of the peaceful atom when it became the first nuclear power plant to go by: 1. The Shippingport Atomic Power Station was (according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) the world’s first full-scale atomic electric power plant devoted exclusively to peacetime uses.

It was located near the present-day Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, about The U.S. Department of Energy's Remedial Actions Program Office developed this statement to assess the impacts of decommissioning the Shippingport Atomic Power Station as well as analyze possible decommissioning alternatives, evaluate potential environmental impacts associated with each alternative, and present cost estimates for each alternative.

Over its year life, Shippingport operated for ab hours, pro- duced about billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, and operated at power levels of 60, and 72 megawatts. The plant was shut down in October and physical decommissioning activities began in Sep- tember The first commercial central electric-generating station in the United States to use nuclear energy was the Shippingport Atomic Power Station of the Department of Energy and the Duquesne Light Company.

In a dramatic high-tech display, ground was broken in during dedication ceremonies by President Dwight D. Shippingport Atomic Power Station as pictured in original press package; photo PR •Shippingport started up 60 years ago today. On December 2,the reactor at the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, which was America’s first, full-scale nuclear power plant, was made critical for the very first time.

Shippingport power station was the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world. In the post-World War II era, the Atomic Energy Commission was created to explore peaceful opportunities for the same nuclear materials the U.S.

used in Japan at the end of the war. Now almost 70 years later, there are nuclear reactors harnessing that same. Shippingport and the AEC's Reactor Development Policy The Light Water Breeder Reactor Decommissioning Conclusion Selected Bibliography Index.

Reviews/Endorsements Reviews. The Shippingport, Pa., nuclear power station was officially the first plant to go on-line on ; it was also the first plant to be formally decommissioned. On 26 MayPresident Dwight Eisenhower opened the Shippingport atomic power station in Pennsylvania as part of his “Atoms for Peace” program.

Jointly operated by the Department of Energy and the Duquesne Light Company, Shippingport was the first commercial, central electric-generation station in the United States that used nuclear energy. The Shippingport, Pa., nuclear power station was officially the first plant to go on-line on ; it was also the first plant to be formally decommissioned.

William Beaver summarizes Shippingport's history from its beginnings as part of Eisenhower's plan to put the atom to work for the good of mankind, not its destruction, through its.

The time has come to decommission them. Of the more than energy blocs of nuclear power plants operating in the world, one fourth.

It provides an authoritative history of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, which became operational in December This historic facility was the first large-scale central station nuclear power plant in the United States and the first plant of such size in the world operated solely to produce electric power;Brand: Progressive Management.

Decommissioning Alternatlvts for tht Shippingport Atomic Power Station (SAPS) Once the decision was made by DOE to shut down the Shippingport Station, a range of decommissioning alternatives were evaluated and reported in an Environmental Impact Statement, "Decommissioning of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station".

May As part of decommissioning the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, a fundamental concern is the determination of Allowable Residual Contamination Levels (ARCL) for radionuclides in the soil. Onthe Shippingport, Pennsylvania, nuclear power station ushered in the age of the peaceful atom when it became the first nuclear power plant to go on-line.

Throughout its more than three decades of operation, Shippingport encountered many of the crucial problems and issues that still confront nuclear power: policy formation, the role of government in technological innovation. A proposal by Duquesne Light Company was accepted by Admiral Rickover and the plans for the Shippingport Atomic Power Station started.

Ground was broken on Labor Day, September 9. Station Decommissioning All nuclear power stations are designed to have a working life of around 40 years.

Given prudent operation and maintenance, the lifespan of modern Pressurised Water Reactors could be extended up to around 60 years.The Shippingport Atomic Power Plant, built insignified Eisenhower’s follow-through on his promise to alter the use of atomic technology for peaceful rather than military purposes.

This plant was the first large-scale commercial nuclear power plant in the United States, built just 40 miles from Pittsburgh in Beaver County.Throughout its more than three decades of operation, Shippingport encountered many of the crucial problems and issues that still confront nuclear power: policy formation, the role of government in technological innovation, technological management, environmental issues, breeder reactors, and the decommissioning of a nuclear plant.