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  • Army Corps of Engineers finishes dismantling of historic STURGIS vessel, former floating nuclear plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated the completion of the decommissioning and dismantling of the historic STURGIS vessel that was formerly the world’s first floating nuclear power plant earlier today. This was marked by the final section of the former vessel being segmented and brought ashore today for processing and recycling at the International Shipbreaking facility in the Port of Brownsville.
  • STURGIS vessel en route to Brownsville for final shipbreaking and recycling

    GALVESTON, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ STURGIS vessel left this morning for the Port of Brownsville for her final journey. In two to three days, she will arrive at the International Shipbreaking Limited facility where she will be dismantled for recycling. The vessel is being towed from Galveston where it has undergone radiological decommissioning that included the safe removal of all components of the deactivated nuclear reactor and all associated radioactive waste that was formerly onboard the STURGIS.