Safety has been and will continue to be the main priority of Indian Point under Holtec’s ownership. Decommissioning work is also overseen by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and governed by NRC regulations — and these regulations focus on safety, first and foremost.
With decades of experience, Holtec and their partners have set the standard in the safe handling and storage of spent nuclear fuel. The company’s wet and dry fuel storage and transport systems provide confinement, radiation shielding, structural integrity, criticality control and heat removal for used nuclear fuel.
Holtec has the technical expertise to transfer all of Indian Point’s spent nuclear fuel to secure canisters designed to withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and other events within about three years of shutdown. In fact, Holtec has been the services provider for Indian Point’s spent nuclear fuel for more than 15 years.
Throughout the multi-year decommissioning process, the NRC will provide federal regulatory oversight just as they have done at dozens of other decommissioned nuclear plants across the country. As of today, more than 34 U.S. nuclear plants have safely completed decommissioning or are in the process of doing so.