NS Savannah featured in a recent NPR story


   National Public Radio recently did a story on the Nuclear Ship Savannah. The link to this article is below. RSCS and our Joint Venture partner Energy Solutions were awarded a five-year contract in 2021 to decommission the NS Savannah. The project is unique in that it is a first-ever combination of NRC License Termination, Coast Guard maritime integrity requirements, and Compliance with the NS Savannah’s National Historic Registry designation. These three unique challenges require a “surgical” decommissioning and a multi-faceted approach. The large and complex project is on budget and on schedule. The bulk of the nuclear components and contaminated systems have been removed. Final material removal will be completed by late Fall and the Ship husbandry, detailed surveys, and technical basis for license termination will be the primary focus. Last November the major milestone of the reactor vessel removal and transport was completed. In this story, the RSCS NS Savannah Radiation Safety Officer provides some insight and perspective on the project.

NRP article: https://www.npr.org/2023/06/23/1182973358/step-aboard-the-nuclear-powered-passenger-ship-of-tomorrow-from-1959