Holtec International is pleased to announce that, following the record-breaking defueling of the Oyster Creek and Pilgrim Nuclear spent fuel pools, both facilities’ high-level waste parts have been safely and successfully loaded into Holtec’s HI-SAFE storage systems and securely stored at the respective sites.
On December 13, the last multi-purpose canister containing Pilgrim’s spent nuclear fuel was placed in dry storage emptying its Reactor Building of all fissile material and setting a new industry record for the speediest transfer of the plant’s used nuclear fuel to on-site storage.
Decommissioning activities were in full-swing this past summer at Holtec International’s Indian Point, Pilgrim and Oyster Creek sites.
We are pleased to report that the ongoing decommissioning projects at New Jersey’s Oyster Creek site and Massachusetts’ Pilgrim site, being carried out by Holtec under a turnkey undertaking, have been notching impressive milestones worthy of memorializing through this news bulletin.
Holtec International celebrated landmarks and benchmarks this past month as it welcomed Indian Point Energy Center, the newest member to its fleet of decommissioning sites and celebrated the safe and successful completion of a key Oyster Creek milestone in world record time!
With 2021 now well underway, decommissioning activities at the Oyster Creek and Pilgrim decommissioning sites continue to progress, a testament to the strong focus on safety, precision and innovation at both locations.
The year 2020 marked many milestones for Holtec, in spite of a global pandemic that has challenged us all.
Holtec’s fleet approach to decommissioning allows sites to share resources, multiply experience and expertise, and learn from each other’s best practices. Working together as a fleet is spelling success for the Pilgrim and Oyster Creek Decommissioning Sites.
The decommissioning of Oyster Creek and Pilgrim Station continue to progress with safety, precision and efficiency.
From safely moving fuel to dismantling key components and using the latest innovative radioactive waste storage equipment, decommissioning activities at Pilgrim and Oyster Creek are moving forward with utmost safety and precision.