'All is set, everybody is ready, the firearms to be decommissioned
are ready,' Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) told reporters Monday.
Some of these decommissions
can cost billions of dollars and take years to successfully dispose of, stated Gilbert.
Over the next 30 years, more than 475 platforms, 10,000km of pipelines and 5,000 wells are expected to be decommissioned
in the North Sea alone.
The total cost to decommission
the plant is estimated at $1.2 billion.
For comparison, the average projected cost--based on estimates required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission--for individual utilities to decommission
the plants in which they have ownership was $546 million.
With an ITQ system, boat owners can sell decommissioned
vessels to a buyer who takes them outside the fishery, to waters with open access, much as European Union vessels have relocated off the coasts of Africa, where fisheries are far less stressed.
(Four years of decommissioning will produce more waste than has been churned out by 30 years of power plant operations.) Although several plants have been shut down in recent years, no large plant has thus far been decommissioned
. But by the year 2010, dozens of plants will be eligible.
In the long run, Pollock expects that the financial uncertainties -- not only how much it will cost to decommission
a large commercial plant but also whether a utility will be able to afford those costs when a plant's retirement time arrives--will prove less important than the radwaste issue.
In preparation for our more capable and modern platforms, we also have to decommission
older platforms,' Philippine Fleet commander Rear Adm.
Duke Energy announced a plan to decommission
its previously retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Florida by 2027 - nearly 50 years sooner than originally scheduled.
"This report provides us with a starting point cost estimate of PS59.7bn to decommission
UK oil and gas infrastructure.