Decontamination and Decommissioning

Shaw has built a reputation for providing safe, cost-effective, and timely decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) services at federal and commercial facilities. We have provided D&D services at eight commercial nuclear reactors, seven research reactors, and one U.S. Army reactor, as well as nuclear facility decommissioning services at ten government facilities.

Shaw performed engineering, design, and construction for the decommissioning of Maine Yankee, the first competitive commercial nuclear plant D&D contract. Shaw worked with ASME to develop and deploy a first-of-its-kind N-stamp spent fuel canister and achieved Nuclear Regulatory Commission license termination and unrestricted release of the site.

With more than 30 years of technical knowledge and experience from lessons learned in the D&D of radiological hot cells, laboratories, research and commercial power reactors, and other nuclear facilities, we understand the complex challenges managers and contractors face as they plan the D&D of nuclear facilities-co-location with other operations, proximity to areas with heavily used public access, unusual isotopes, and significant isotopes.


  • Asbestos abatement
  • Construction and dismantling management
  • Environmental and radiological monitoring
  • Equipment and system removal
  • Fuel storage solution development and implementation
  • Licensing and documentation support
  • Occupational radiation exposure management
  • Packaging, brokering, and disposal of wastes
  • Planning/engineering services
  • Project management
  • QA programs and oversight
  • Radiation worker training
  • Safety engineering
  • Special shielding and tooling design
  • Structural dismantlement and demolition
  • Waste management services
  • Waste minimization and volume reduction