In 1984 the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) successfully constructed a General Electric nuclear boiling water reactor about 60 miles east of New York City. However, before the power-on testing would begin, an oil-financed, anti-nuclear, pro-solar power campaign had swept through the small town of Shoreham, NY, where the plant was located, eventually mobilizing the locals to successfully prevent LILCO from ever doing any start-up tests at all, and ultimately winning the legal battle for the power station's decommissioning.
Today the site, complete and intact, is frozen in time as a non-living museum of sorts, in its 25th year of neglect. This [chartomb] is as an empty a vessel as the promise it once held: to displace 3 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. Neighbored by gas and wind-turbines taking advantage of its grid infrastructure, it stands sentry over the area, now as CO2 contributor.
The word in the brackets shares a similar meaning with mausoleum or sarcophagus. It's expansive and sprawling, but barren and left to the elements.