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Nuclear energy: societal and knowledge management aspects

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Multidisciplinary complexity and special characteristics of nuclear energy management lead to varied public perception of associated risks. Arguments on how nuclear power plants might contribute to sustainability or threaten it are discussed. Energy produced from nuclear power reactors may contribute to the economic development of the country they ...

Radioactive waste management in Italy

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

After a short review of radioactive waste origins and inventories in Italy, the paper deals with the current major challenges that Italy has to cope with to pursue its radioactive waste sustainable management and safe disposal. Site restoration by Sogin of dismissed nuclear installations is part of the waste management challenge. The importance of ...

An ontological approach to knowledge management for sustainable nuclear decommissioning

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Nuclear decommissioning design and operational knowledge may remain relevant over many decades. Designing sustainable operations today requires meaningful simulation of future events, which in turn relies on the accurate representation of all relevant current knowledge. In decommissioning, human agents may be as important for maintaining ...

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

by Earth Policy Institute  (Sep. 10, 2013)

Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. ...

A step towards establishing nuclear safety infrastructure for introduction of nuclear power programme in Bangladesh

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 11, 2013)

The existing regulatory infrastructure for nuclear power of Bangladesh consists of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control (NSRC) Act, 1993 and NSRC Rules 1997, which was established based on the IAEA BSS 115, overlooking other Safety Standards. Bangladesh made a knowledgeable decision regarding implementation of NPP. Accordingly, the country is ...

Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Nuclear Industry

by Autoscribe UK Ltd  (May 24, 2013)

Bradwell nuclear power station is located on the Dengie peninsula at the mouth of the River Blackwater in Essex. Construction of Bradwell power station began in December 1957 and electricity generation started in 1962. It had two Magnox reactors producing 242 Megawatts of electricity. It could supply enough electricity to meet the combined needs ...

Nuclear Plant in southeastern United States case study

by CETCO  (Feb. 15, 2013)

Turning Liquid Waste into Solid Money Savings using QUIK-SOLID© Project Background: A nuclear plant located in southeastern United States had to dispose of approximately 7,000 gallons (26,488 L) of liquid sludge that resulted from aggressive preventive maintenance activities. The plant stored the watery sludge in B-25 boxes (90 ft each). The ...

Nuclear industry: the need for outreaching. The point of view of the stakeholders: the workers

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

Starting from a description of the current situation, which sees Italy outside the nuclear producers, the paper describes the different realities that are still working on nuclear energy and its different facets, illustrating Italian enterprises' and trade unions' role in a future perspective.Keywords: nuclear energy, nuclear power, Italy, nuclear ...

Socio–environmental nuclear conflicts: the case of El Cabril

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 1, 2013)

Since the commissioning of the 'El Cabril' Central Storage Facility for Low– and Intermediate–level Radioactive Waste (hereafter 'El Cabril'), most people living in nearby towns and villages have regarded this nuclear facility with a marked degree of rejection and distrust. This study examines the process of analysis, management and intervention ...

Cyclic voltammetric studies for the electrochemical determination of palladium in high–level nuclear waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 31, 2012)

Cyclic voltammetric studies of Pd(II)/Pd(0) electrode process were carried out on a Glassy Carbon Electrode (GCE) in HCl for the development of an Anodic Stripping Voltammetric (ASV) method for the determination of palladium in High–Level Nuclear Waste (HLNW). Pd(II) reduces electrochemically to Pd(0) in a wide potential range, depending upon the ...

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