United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

DECON

A method of decommissioning, in which structures, systems, and components that contain radioactive contamination are removed from a site and safely disposed at a commercially operated low-level waste disposal facility, or decontaminated to a level that permits the site to be released for unrestricted use shortly after it ceases operation. For further information, see the Fact Sheet on Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.

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