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Synonyms for mothball

a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing

put into long-term storage

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There is a similar case in Tennessee, United States, wherein a similar nuclear power plant was mothballed in 1985.
Business minister Fergus Ewing said: "When Tata Steel mothballed the Dalzell and Clydebridge plants, I said we would leave no stone unturned in the quest to find an alternative buyer.
Efforts have been on going to attract new operators for Tata Steel's mothballed plants at Clydebridge and Dalzell.
One contract worker claimed some employees had been given notice to work until March 23 at the site and they had been told the plant was being mothballed while the firm sought a new investor.
The Government need to work with private sector partners to secure the coke ovens and ensure the blast furnace is properly mothballed.
The steel works at Redcar, which is to be mothballed, with the loss of up to 1,700 jobs
National Grid had set out plans for mothballed or closed generators to bid for payments to be in reserve next winter (2015/16) to cope with the "energy crunch" when the gap between total power capacity and expected peak demand could shrink to just 2 per cent.
HUNDREDS of North East steelmaking jobs have been saved and hundreds more could be created after a pounds 291m deal to save the mothballed Corus plant in Redcar was sealed.
The Redcar plant was partially mothballed earlier this year, threatening up to 1,600 jobs, when an international consortium walked away from a long-term contract.
As a result, the facility has been mothballed and written down to [pounds sterling]17 million, leading to an impairment of [pounds sterling]217 million which has been recognised as an exceptional charge in the 2010 financial year.
The integrated steelworks on Teesside is being mothballed and everyone is sympathetic.
Summary: A giant steel plant is set to be mothballed in the New Year, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
Hundreds of contractors were laid off and one of the blast furnaces was mothballed for nine months.
TCP's Redcar Blast Furnace, Lackenby steelmaking and the South Bank Coke Ovens will be mothballed at the end of January, 2010, the company said in a statement.
In the last nine years, 98 have been sold off or mothballed across England and Wales.