Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Release Date : 21 February 2012
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 13 : 9780857095336

Nuclear Decommissioning Book Summary

Once a nuclear installation has reached the end of its safe and economical operational lifetime, the need for its decommissioning arises. Different strategies can be employed for nuclear decommissioning, based on the evaluation of particular hazards and their attendant risks, as well as on the analysis of costs of clean-up and waste management. This allows for decommissioning either soon after permanent shutdown, or perhaps a long time later, the latter course allowing for radioactivity levels to drop in any activated or contaminated components. It is crucial for clear processes and best practices to be applied in decommissioning such installations and sites, particular where any significant health and environmental risks exist. This book critically reviews the nuclear decommissioning processes and technologies applicable to nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities. Part one focuses on the fundamental planning issues in starting a nuclear decommissioning process, from principles and safety regulations, to financing and project management. Part two covers the execution phase of nuclear decommissioning projects, detailing processes and technologies such as dismantling, decontamination, and radioactive waste management, as well as environmental remediation, site clearance and reuse. Finally, part three details international experience in the decommissioning of nuclear applications, including the main nuclear reactor types and nuclear fuel cycle facilities, as well as small nuclear facilities and legacy nuclear waste sites. Critically reviews nuclear decommissioning processes and technologies applicable to nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities Discusses the fundamental planning issues in starting a nuclear decommissioning process Considers the execution phase of nuclear decommissioning projects, including dismantling, decontamination, and radioactive waste management, as well as environmental remediation, site clearance and reuse

Nuclear Decommissioning

Nuclear Decommissioning

Author : Michele Laraia
Publisher : Elsevier
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Once a nuclear installation has reached the end of its safe and economical operational lifetime, the need for its decommissioning arises. Different strategies can be employed for nuclear decommissioning, based on the evaluation of particular hazards and their attendant risks, as well as on the analysis of costs of clean-up ...

Nuclear Decommissioning  Waste Management  and Environmental Site Remediation

Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation

Author : Colin Bayliss,Kevin Langley
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Decommissioning nuclear facilities is a relatively new field, which has developed rapidly in the last ten years. It involves materials that may be highly radioactive and therefore require sophisticated methods of containment and remote handling. The wastes arising from decommissioning are hazardous and have to be stored or disposed of ...

Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning

Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning

Author : Michele Laraia
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Genre : Science
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Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning is an essential resource for industry professionals and academics interested in acquiring the most up-to-date information on the current state of nuclear decommissioning. Written and edited by the world’s leading experts, this book considers lessons learned and new innovations in the field. Edited ...

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies

Author : Michele Laraia
Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies: Policies, Strategies, Planning and Knowledge Management focuses on policy, strategy, planning and knowledge management in nuclear decommissioning, offering readers guidance on events that occur in early stages of the lifecycle. The book helps readers plan in advance to avoid and reduce schedule delays and cost overruns ...

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority   Taking Forward Decommissioning

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Taking Forward Decommissioning

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Genre : Costs
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This is the 38th report from the Committee of Public Accounts (HCP 370, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780215521668) on the subject of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The NAO produced a report on the same subject (HCP 238, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780102951974). The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was established in April 2005 with the aim of decommissioning ...

Decommissioning Strategies for Facilities Using Radioactive Material

Decommissioning Strategies for Facilities Using Radioactive Material

Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
Publisher : IAEA
Genre : Business & Economics
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Considers the key strategic factors involved in planning for the decommissioning of a nuclear facility which can cover a range of topics from technical matters to socio-economic and environmental issues. This report considers the impact of factors on the strategy selection and how factors in combination can be used to ...

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies

Author : Michele Laraia
Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies, Volume Three: The People Side presents a selection of global case studies on different aspects of Nuclear Decommissioning. This volume focuses on the people side of nuclear decommissioning, including stakeholder impacts, public relations and workforce factors. It presents a selection of case studies on stakeholders, socioeconomics ...

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies

Author : Michele Laraia
Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies: Accidental Impacts on Workers, the Environment and the Public, Volume One presents a collection of international case studies that show impacts on workers, the public and the environment. Author Michele Laraia describes typical stages of decommissioning, such as categorization, hazard and risk analysis, and the risks ...