Overview of Nuclear Submarine Inactivation and Scrapping/Recycling in the United States
This paper describes the methods used in the United States to inactivate, scrap, and dispose of nuclear submarines. A brief background discussion will be found. The sequences of inactivation, the cutting of the submarine hull and superstructure, the removal of systems and components, and the handling of resulting material, both recyclable/resalable and hazardous/non-hazardous wastes, will be discussed. Environmental issues will also be discussed.
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