nuclear decommissioning Articles

  • An ontological approach to knowledge management for sustainable nuclear decommissioning

    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 operational safety as technical systems, so simulations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The UK`s plan for nuclear decommissioning, 2008-2011

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body set up under the Energy Act 2004, responsible for the decommissioning and clean-up of the UK’s civil public sector nuclear sites. We do not directly manage the sites for which we are responsible. Instead we contract out the delivery of site programmes to Site Licence Companies (SLCs), which remain responsible for ...

  • New decommissioning system for nuclear power plants in Japan

    The subject matter of this paper discusses the new decommissioning system for nuclear power plants in Japan, including the system for the disposal of demolition waste and the decommissioning cost allowance system. The Nuclear Regulations Law, established in 1957, ordering that decommissioning be carried out, it was naturally impossible to set proper safety regulations. While the present safety ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Operational and decommissioning safety

    The paper highlights the safety aspects during the operational and the decommissioning stages of a nuclear power station. It discusses the safety issues that must be taken into account starting from the design stage until the final restoration of the site. Also, the safety of the plant extension life is mentioned.Keywords: decommissioning safety, operational stage, plant life extension, exchange ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management in a scientific research nuclear installation decommissioning project

    With the development of nuclear technology and engineering, more and more scientific research nuclear installations have already or will enter the phase of decommissioning. Based on the risk management of a nuclear installation decommissioning project, this paper analyses the risk factors and their effects, then puts forward relative measures and suggestions.Keywords: nuclear decommissioning, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact of radioactive releases due to Trino Vercellese Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning

    As a consequence of the decision to cease operating the Italian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) at Trino Vercellese, the environmental impact of its decommissioning has been evaluated. The radioactive releases from the NPP are very small and it is indeed very difficult to determine the critical group. The effective doses to representative members of the critical group are extremely low and well below ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The flawed economics of nuclear power

    Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. In an excellent ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Last tango for nuclear?

    The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...


    By Ensia

  • Introduction to CEA studies on future nuclear energy systems and nuclear desalination

    Nuclear energy has unique assets to meet the requirements for sustainable development in terms of economic competitiveness, safety, environmental friendliness and natural resources saving. The growth in world energy demand and future prospects of the decommissioning of existing power plants has stimulated the development of a new generation of nuclear energy systems intended to be more ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The renewal of licensing system for nuclear reactors in Indonesia

    This paper describes the renewal of the licensing system for nuclear reactors in Indonesia stipulated in the new legislation and regulations. The new Act, Number 10 Year 1997 on Nuclear Energy, provides for licensing by the regulatory body of personnel and installations. The construction and operation of nuclear reactors and other nuclear installations, as well as the decommissioning of nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge management initiatives in the Canadian nuclear industry

    The Canadian nuclear industry has been faced with many challenges in the area of Knowledge Management (KM) over the past decade. Increasing levels of retirement have come at a time when the industry is facing increased demand for experienced nuclear scientists and engineers for refurbishment, decommissioning and new builds. In the mid-1990s, the industry was faced with the prospect of a growing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Savannah river nuclear solutions

    ENCON’S Evaporators used for decommisioning radioactive waste.  The Company:  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) Location:   Aiken, South Carolina The Solution:   ENCON Thermal Evaporator (20 oil fired systems) Project Timeline: 2009-2012 Savannah River Site (SRS) is located in south-central South Carolina and occupies an area of about ...


    By ENCON Evaporators

  • Soils Radiological Characterization under a Nuclear Facility

    Abstract: Nowadays, nuclear industry is facing a crucial need in establishing radiological characterization for the appraisal and the monitoring of any remediation work. Regarding its experience in this domain, the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) of Fontenay-aux-Roses, established an important feedback and developed a sound methodology for radiological characterization. This ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre and the possibilities for cooperation with China

    This paper gives a short overview of the activities of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK?CEN) and the role it can play in the cooperative agreement that was established between the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and SCK?CEN. Indeed, the current established cooperation on nuclear energy research between China and Belgium should make use of the nuclear research experiences and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear Waste: Greatest environmental challenge facing society

    Dr Tim Johnson discusses how we can tackle the nuclear waste epidemic. A world full of waste They say you can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. Like me, I’m sure you can recall the excitement of archaeologists on numerous TV documentaries, sifting through the remains of a rubbish dump or ‘midden’ on the edge of some ...

  • Opinion: Nuclear Waste Management and New Build

    Keywords: nuclear power, Generic Design Assessment, CO2 emissions, radiological protection, thermal oxide reprocessing, Radioactive Substances Act, Ionising Radiations Regulations, decommissioning and remediation of nuclear sites INTRODUCTION The history of designing, constructing and commissioning new nuclear power stations in the UK is not, it must be ...


  • Asia-Pacific Analysis: Go green not nuclear

    Crispin Maslog says the region should follow the Philippines' lead and focus on renewable, not nuclear power. A year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, questions remain over the role of nuclear power in the developing world, including ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Nuclear Industry

    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 of three towns the size of Chelmsford, Colchester ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

    What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident prevention and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Nuclear Envir. Restoration, Remediation & Closure Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company

    Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant Decommissioning Project Description Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company contracted with CH2M HILL to provide environmental restoration and remediation support associated with the decommissioning of its nuclear facility in Wiscassett, Maine, along with termination of the plant’s NRC operating license. The project represents one of the first large-scale nuclear ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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