Planning, Execution and International Experience
- M Laraia, formerly of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria
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.
Nuclear power utilities, plant operators and management personnel; plant management personnel; governmental-/regulatory-safety bodies in this field; and academics in this field (from graduate students to research professors).
- Published: February 2012
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-0-85709-115-4
An unprecedented book covering every technically important decommissioning field, written by international decommissioning leaders., Dr Takeshi Ishikura, Executive Research Fellow, Nuclear Power Engineering Center (NUPEC), The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan
This book provides an essential framework for all decommissioning key activities, enriched and illustrated by practical case studies. I will keep it within easy reach in my bookshelf., Dr Hans G. Riotte, Head, Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management Division, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), France
This excellent book describes the entire process of decommissioning, from planning to management to completion, in a clear and comprehensive manner. I found the detailed examples of successful projects and best practice particularly helpful., Shelly Mobbs, Eden Nuclear and Environment, UK