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Managing Nuclear Projects

In addition to the nuclear power industry, the nuclear field has extensive projects and activities in the areas of research reactors, medical isotope production, decommissioning, and remediation of contaminated sites. Managing nuclear projects focuses on the management aspects of nuclear projects in a wide range of areas with emphasis on process, requirements, and lessons learned.

Part one provides a general overview of the nuclear industry including basic principles for managing nuclear projects, nuclear safety culture, management of worker risk, training, and management of complex projects. Part two focuses on managing reactor projects with discussion on a variety of topics including management of research reactor projects, medical radioisotope production, power reactor modifications, power uprates, outage management, and management of nuclear-related R&D. Chapters in part three highlight the areas of radioactive waste and spent fuel management, reactor decommissioning, and remediation of radioactively contaminated sites. Finally, part four explores regulation, guidance and emergency management in the nuclear industry. Chapters discuss quality assurance and auditing programs, licensing procedures for nuclear installations, emergency preparedness, management of nuclear crises, and international nuclear cooperation.

With its distinguished editor and contributors, Managing Nuclear Projects is a valuable resource for project managers, plant managers, engineers, regulators, training professionals, consultants, and academics.

Nuclear research establishments, plant operators and management personnel; Technical support organizations in the nuclear field; Professors and researchers in the fields of nuclear engineering, physics, nuclear chemistry and project management; Governmental/ regulatory nuclear safety bodies

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-591-6


  • If you are a manager in any area of the nuclear field, this book is a resource that you want close to you on your bookshelf., Dr Tero Varjoranta, Director General of STUK, and former Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Waste Technology


  • Part 1 Basic principles: Basic principles for managing nuclear projects; Safety culture and managing worker risk in nuclear facilities; Training in the nuclear industry; Managing complex projects and facilities: Practices at the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management. Part 2 Managing reactor projects: Managing nuclear research reactor construction projects and operation; Managing modifications, power uprates and outages of operating nuclear power plants; Managing medical radioisotope production facilities; Management of nuclear-related research and development (R&D). Part 3 Managing radioactive waste, decommissioning and site remediation: Managing radioactive waste; Managing nuclear decontamination and decommissioning projects; Managing site remediation: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund program. Part 4 Regulation, guidance and emergency management: Quality assurance and audits in the nuclear industry in the USA; Licensing procedures for nuclear installations; Emergency management at nuclear plants: The US approach; Management of nuclear crises: Accidents and lessons learned; International nuclear co-operation.


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