In a tidy office in the city hall in Wiscasset, Me., right around the corner from the town clerk, Judy Foss touts the virtues of an 820-acre industrial site that she plans to have available for redevelopment soon. It offers easy access by road, rail and barge and has plenty of cooling water. It is already on the high-voltage electric grid. It is just a mile from the municipal airport, the local government is stable, and the natives are friendly.
There is a catch, though. It's radioactive. And parts of it will stay that way until at least 2023 and probably a lot longer.
This article was originally published with the title Dismantling Nuclear Reactors.