Recycling a key factor in dismantling of STURGIS floating nuclear power plant
Sectioned pieces of steel from the STURGIS vessel are seen stacked and prepared for recycling February 26, 2019 during the vessel’s shipbreaking in Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District managed the final decommissioning and dismantling of the STURGIS, the Army’s former floating nuclear power plant, and in addition to safely removing more than 1.5 million pounds of radioactive material the project team was able to recycle approximately 600,000 pounds of lead and more than 5,000 tons of steel and other assorted recyclables.