Nuclear Facilities

CDI has provided innovative demolition solutions at both commercial and government nuclear facilities for almost 50 years. CDI performed commercial explosives demolition operations at Maine Yankee in Wiscasset, Maine, Yankee Rowe in Rowe, Massachusetts, FPL at Turkey Point, Florida, VEPCO North Anna Plant in Mineral, Virginia, Trojan Nuclear in Rainier, Oregon, Big Rock Nuclear in Charlevoix, Michigan and Salem Generating Station in New Jersey. CDI has worked for multiple program/decommissioning demolition managers at various DOE sites including eleven projects at Hanford in Richland, Washington, seven projects at the Nevada test site in Mercury, Nevada, seven projects at Rocky Flats in Golden, Colorado, four projects at Idaho National Laboratories in Idaho Falls, Idaho, three projects at Savannah River Site at Aiken, South Carolina, three projects at FERMCO in Fernald, Ohio, two projects at Oakridge in Oakridge, Tennessee, one project at Rancho Saco Nuclear in Sacramento, California, one project at the Paducah site in Paducah, Kentucky, and one project for British Nuclear at Sellafield, UK. CDI also performed one nuclear project for the Department of Defense at the Harry Diamond Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

CDI’s operations at these various sites have included demolition of reinforced concrete and steel containment structures, felling of steel towers, concrete chimneys, hyperbolic cooling towers, water tanks, bag house structures, high-bay/other fabrication facilities, felling of polar cranes, fragmentation of reinforced concrete reactor pedestals, turbine pedestals, shield walls, and even the explosives felling of process piping, to remotely put them safely at grade to avoid onerous DOE demolition worker regulations accelerate productivity and reduce costs as compared to previously applied methods at DOE sites.

Project: Calder Hall Cooling Towers
Date: 09.29.2007

Phasing Out

CDI performed the design and preparation for the successful explosives felling of four (4), 300’ tall, Station A and Station B reinforced concrete hyperbolic cooling towers at the Sellafield Nuclear Site in Cumbria, England, United Kingdom on Saturday, September 29, 2007, immediately adjacent to the operational MAGNOX facility at Sellafield.

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Project: Hanford DOE Site: 291-Z-Exhaust Stack
Date: 03.26.2000

DOE Site

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Main Demolition Contractor to the Property Owner, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company of Richland, Washington) performs the successful explosives felling of a 200’ tall, reinforced concrete exhaust stack at the Hanford DOE Site in Richland, Washington at 11:01 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

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Project: Trojan Cooling Tower
Date: 05.21.2006

The Decommissioning

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Prime Contractor to Property Owner, Portland General Electric Company of Portland, Oregon) performs the successful explosives felling and subsequent debris processing/removal of the 499’ tall, reinforced concrete cooling tower at 7:00 AM on Sunday, May 21, 2006.

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