STURGIS Nuclear Decommissioning Completed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Team
The Reactor Pressure Vessel aboard the STURGIS, the Army’s retired floating nuclear power plant recently decommissioned, is carefully lifted in order to be placed in the specially designed shielded shipping container to its left at the end of May 2017. Once in the container, it was then loaded onto a transport vehicle to be delivered to the Waste Control Specialists disposal facility, in Andrews County, Texas for disposal. With the removal of the STURGIS’ Reactor Pressure Vessel, approximately 98 percent of the radioactivity from the STURGIS and a total of 850,000 pounds of radioactive waste had been safely removed and disposed of at that time.