nuclear power plant decommissioning Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Kozloduy absurdity: legal and political dimensions of the Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant issue

    The issue of Kozloduy NPP is long-standing and sensitive. Complicated technical, legal, economical, political and purely ethical issues are involved in it. Their entire review in this brief presentation is impossible. The paper therefore only dwells on some of the major issues, the way they have been presented by the Civil Committee for Kozloduy NPP Defence. Following an outline of the way the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Can towns near Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant recover?

    A few signs of life are returning to this rural town made desolate by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four-and-a-half years ago: Carpenters bang on houses, an occasional delivery truck drives by and a noodle shop has opened to serve employees who have returned to Naraha's small town hall. But weeds cover the now rusty train tracks, there are no sounds of children and wild boars still roam around ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Locus and Overhoff to Offer Real Time Tritium Monitoring and Compliance Software at Nuclear Facilities

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental compliance and information management software, and Overhoff Technology Corporation, the world's leader in the design and manufacture of Tritium monitors and radiation monitoring systems, have partnered to offer a complete Tritium monitoring solution for the nuclear industry using Overhoff's Tritium instrumentation and ...


    By Technical Associates

  • System analysis of possible variants in the development of atomic energy of Russia in the first half of the 21st century

    Results of system analysis of possible variants in the development of atomic energy in Russia, based on a mathematical simulation of fuel and energy industries, are given. A main objective of the presented researches is forming a model of the atomic energy industry as a complex of technological and economic characteristics, which are important for the estimation of perspectives for different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • IEA commends Italy on progress in energy policy but cautions that further long-term challenges remain

    “Significant recent changes in Italy’s energy legislation provide the country with new opportunities to build on past successes”, said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Rome at the launch of Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Italy 2009 Review. He highlighted that over the past five years, the Italian government had gone a long way towards ...


    By IEA

  • Planning: a Roadblock to Renewable Energy in the UK

    Abstract: This article considers the planning system as one of the major roadblocks to renewable energy projects and looks at illustrative examples of renewable energy projects that have been held up in this system. It also analyses some of the recent measures put forward to promote renewable energy projects and addresses the shortcomings in the planning system. ...


  • Background: EU electricity and gas directives

    3.rd Energy Market Package, proposed September 2007 September 2007 the EU Commission proposed a revision of the electricity and gas market directives with amendmets of the directives on electricity and gas markets and the directives on cross-border trade of electricity and gas. The main changes are that all countries must have independant regulators of the electricity and gas markets, that these ...

  • Two Cases of Misleading Environmental Declarations Due to System Boundary Choices

    Abstract Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on electricity and nitrogen fertiliser are used to illustrate how a declaration or labelling* based on data from the current supply chain can be misleading when the production capacity in the supply chain is constrained. Three ways of avoiding such misleading declarations are suggested. Introduction: The cause of ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

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