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Why do they sink decommissioned ships?

  From the late 1880's up until the 1960's they were sunk to TEST weapons and train personnel in the operating of those same weapons; training purposes.   Today, Enviro (MORE)

What happens to decommissioned aircraft carriers?

Nearly all decommissioned aircraft carriers are (sooner or later) re-cycled (scrapped). Rare exceptions are the USS Saratoga which was sunk as a nuclear target at Bikini Islan (MORE)

Why is decommissioning power plants dangerous?

Components in the reactor inside the primary shielding will be radioactive, even after all the fuel has been removed. Provided everything is monitored and assessed properly an (MORE)

What are some problems associated with decommissioning?

There are three options for decommissioning a nuclear power plant. One is to decommission immediately, another is to go into "safe store" for decommissioning later, and the th (MORE)
In Physics

What is nuclear power plant decommissioning?

It is safely disposing of the bits of a burned out power station. (As nuclear fission gives off neutrons, anything near a nuclear fission reaction itself becomes radioactive o (MORE)

What is a decommissioned gun?

A decommissioned weapon is one that has been PERMANENTLY altered so that it can never again, be fired.
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In US Navy

Is the USS Nimitz CVN68 decommissioned?

Nope - she's still running. Nimitz was commissioned in 1975, and she underwent a major refueling and overhaul in 2001. The Nimitz-class carriers are designed for a 50 year lif (MORE)

How do you decommission guns?

By cutting them with a cutting torch so that the receiver is in at least 3 pieces.
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