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tr.v. dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling, dis·man·tles
a. To take apart; disassemble; tear down.
b. To put an end to in a gradual systematic way: dismantling the cumbersome regulations for interstate trucking.
2. To strip of furnishings or equipment: dismantled the house before knocking it down.
3. To strip of covering or clothing.

[Obsolete French desmanteler, to raze fortifications round a town, from Old French : des-, dis- + (em)manteler, to cover with a coat, shelter (ultimately from mantel, cloak; see mantle).]

dis·man′tle·ment n.
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Noun1.dismantlement - the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery); "Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
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com)-- Heritage Industrial Services was recently hired to perform the dismantlement, removal and recycling of decommissioned equipment consisting of (2) Chillers and (2) Drive Trains.
Full dismantlement of the facility will not get under way until a permanent repository for the rest of its contaminated parts is built.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- As the US is seeking to keep its chemical arsenals as a leverage against the world countries, Iran lashed out at Washington for defying its undertakings regarding the dismantlement of its chemical weapons.
In a special statement Wednesday, the Bulgarian Transport Ministry explained the reasons the railway, which once was on the outskirts of Sofia but today runs through several residential districts in the eastern part of the city, has been slated for dismantlement.
The destruction of the cooling tower marks the beginning of the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear programs, Kim Sook, the chief South Korean representative to the six-party talks on Pyongyang's denuclearization, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.
It wasn't only government inertia that held up Fiterman's dismantlement however.
During the last round of the six-nation talks in November, Japan proposed setting up a working group, in which the six -- China, Japan, South and North Korea, Russia and the United States -- will discuss dismantlement of Pyongyang's nuclear programs and verification.
n In its recent twice-annual report to the Security Council, the IAEA warned that satellite imagery and open surveillance information shows "widespread and apparently systematic dismantlement that has taken place at sites previously relevant to Iraq's nuclear program.
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Under this proposal, these losses would include only amounts attributable to a liability that arises under a Federal or state law for reclamation of land, decommissioning of a nuclear power plant, dismantlement of an off-shore oil-drilling platform, remediation of environment contamination or payments arising under a workers' compensation statute, if such liability occurs at least three years before the beginning of the tax year.
Among the obligations that would be covered by the proposed statement are decommissioning of nuclear facilities; dismantlement and removal of offshore oil and gas production facilities; closure, reclamation and removal of mining facilities; and closure and postclosure of landfills and certain hazardous waste storage facilities.