Nuclear Decommissioning Book

Nuclear Decommissioning


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857095336

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Nuclear Decommissioning Excerpt :

Once a nuclear installation has reached the end of its safe and economical operational lifetime, the need for its decommissioning arises. Different strategies can be employed for nuclear decommissioning, based on the evaluation of particular hazards and their attendant risks, as well as on the analysis of costs of clean-up and waste management. This allows for decommissioning either soon after permanent shutdown, or perhaps a long time later, the latter course allowing for radioactivity levels to drop in any activated or contaminated components. It is crucial for clear processes and best practices to be applied in decommissioning such installations and sites, particular where any significant health and environmental risks exist. 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. Critically reviews nuclear decommissioning processes and technologies applicable to nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities Discusses the fundamental planning issues in starting a nuclear decommissioning process Considers the execution phase of nuclear decommissioning projects, including dismantling, decontamination, and radioactive waste management, as well as environmental remediation, site clearance and reuse

Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning Book

Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081012390

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Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning Excerpt :

Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning is an essential resource for industry professionals and academics interested in acquiring the most up-to-date information on the current state of nuclear decommissioning. Written and edited by the world’s leading experts, this book considers lessons learned and new innovations in the field. Edited by Dr. Laraia, it is the perfect companion to his 2012 book, Nuclear Decommissioning, which critically reviews the nuclear decommissioning processes and technologies applicable to nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities. Where the earlier book covers the basics of decommissioning, this new book brings you up-to-date with new areas of interest and approaches, innovative technologies, and lessons learned by both the nuclear and non-nuclear decommissioning sectors. Focuses on new aspects, trends and innovative technologies Includes content on decommissioning after a severe accident, including the use of robotics Brings together information from around the world and considers the lessons learned from the non-nuclear sector as well

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority   Taking Forward Decommissioning Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Taking Forward Decommissioning


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2008-07-10
  • Genre: Costs
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 0215521668

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Taking Forward Decommissioning Excerpt :

This is the 38th report from the Committee of Public Accounts (HCP 370, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780215521668) on the subject of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The NAO produced a report on the same subject (HCP 238, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780102951974). The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was established in April 2005 with the aim of decommissioning the UK's civil public sector nuclear sites. By December 2007, 14 of its 19 sites had already shut down and were being decommissioned, with parts of Sellafield being cleaned-up. The NDA discharges its responsibilities through contracts with licensed operators at each site. The sites are managed by site licensees, including preparation of decommissioning plans and performing and sub-contracting work. The licensees are owned by four parent bodies. The NDA aims to improve site performance by putting the right to be the parent body out to tender. There is uncertainty over the costs of decommissioning, with an estimate of £73 billion prepared in 2007, up 30% since 2003. The Committee accepts that the legacy of deferred decision making over a period of 50 years is in part responsible for the cost increases, but believes that some of the escalating costs should be avoidable, including short-term changes to the decommissioning programme and the scale of site support costs. Further, the NDA's work has been hampered by the uncertainty in the level of commercial income earned from ageing and unreliable facilities, with the NDA cutting, at short notice, the levels of funding it projected to provide in the 2007-08 period of decommissioning. This has imposed additional costs on the taxpayer, with the NDA providing £31.6 million to cover costs of early contract closure, staff training and redundancy.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Trade and Industry Committee
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2005-05-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 021502477X

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority : Oral and written Evidence

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323984645

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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies, Volume Three: The People Side presents a selection of global case studies on different aspects of Nuclear Decommissioning. This volume focuses on the people side of nuclear decommissioning, including stakeholder impacts, public relations and workforce factors. It presents a selection of case studies on stakeholders, socioeconomics and human factors, providing readers with a guide and information to deal with common, often contentious challenges. The events covered in this publication range from change management, stakeholder motivation, involvement and leadership adequacies. Decommissioning experts, including regulators, operators, waste managers, researchers and academics will find this book to be suitable supplementary material to Michele Laraia’s reference works on the theory and applications of nuclear decommissioning. Alongside the case studies books in this series, readers will obtain an understanding of stakeholder, socioeconomic and people-related case studies, what happened, and what we can learn from them. Presents a selection of global case studies that focus on the people side of nuclear decommissioning, specifically workforce and public impacts, stakeholder management and human factors Highlights important sustainability and socioeconomic factors Assists the reader in developing robust people-related plans and strategies based on experience and lessons learned

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies  Organization and Management  Economics  and Staying in Business Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies Organization and Management Economics and Staying in Business


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2023-01-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323919494

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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies Organization and Management Economics and Staying in Business Excerpt :

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies: Organization and Management, Economics, and Staying in Business is the fifth volume in Michele Laraia’s series, which presents a selection of global case studies on different aspects of nuclear decommissioning. This volume focuses on organization, economics and performance experience, offering the reader guidance on project management, staffing, costs and funding, and training. It guides those responsible for the planning and implementation of nuclear decommissioning to ensure thorough and reliable applications. Decommissioning experts, including regulators, operating organizations, waste managers, researchers, and academics will find this book to be suitable supplementary material to reference works on the theory and applications of nuclear decommissioning. Readers will obtain an understanding of many key case studies, including what happened and what they can learn from the events quoted, to help supplement, solidify, and strengthen their understanding of the topic. Presents a selection of global case studies which focus on organization, economics and performance of nuclear decommissioning in relation to project and industry sustainability, with a focus on management, funding, and training aspects Includes 100+ case studies on project management, costs and funding, and teaching and learning Based on experience and lessons learned, assists the reader in developing and implementing decommissioning plans while ensuring the availability of technical, financial, and human resources at all times

Nuclear Decommissioning  Waste Management  and Environmental Site Remediation Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation


  • Author : Colin Bayliss
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003-10-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 0080537782

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Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation Excerpt :

Decommissioning nuclear facilities is a relatively new field, which has developed rapidly in the last ten years. It involves materials that may be highly radioactive and therefore require sophisticated methods of containment and remote handling. The wastes arising from decommissioning are hazardous and have to be stored or disposed of safely in order to protect the environment and future generations. Nuclear decommissioning work must be carried out to the highest possible standards to protect workers, the general public and the environment. This book describes the techniques used for dismantling redundant nuclear facilities, the safe storage of radioactive wastes and the restoration of nuclear licensed sites. * Describes the techniques used for dismantling nuclear facilities, safe storage of radioactive wastes, and the restoration of nuclear licensed facilities. * Provides the reader with decommissioning experience accumulated over 15 years by UKAEA. * Contains valuable information to personnel new to decommissioning and waste management.

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323914895

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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies: Policies, Strategies, Planning and Knowledge Management focuses on policy, strategy, planning and knowledge management in nuclear decommissioning, offering readers guidance on events that occur in early stages of the lifecycle. The book helps readers plan in advance to avoid and reduce schedule delays and cost overruns to ensure a smooth, safe and successful decommissioning. Events covered in this book range from top-level conception, to strategy selection, the drafting of procedures, and the sharing of best practices. Alongside the other case study books in this series, readers will obtain an understanding of various key points and lessons learned. Decommissioning experts, including regulators, operators, waste managers, researchers and academics will find this book to be suitable supplementary material to Michele Laraia’s reference works on the theory and applications of nuclear decommissioning. Presents a selection of global case studies that focus on the early stages of nuclear decommissioning Highlights the need to ensure sustainability plans are in place at the beginning of a nuclear project Informs decision-makers on selecting the best options Assists the reader in setting clear plans and strategies to avoid schedule delays and cost overruns

Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Book

Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities


  • Author : Marilyn M. Osterhout
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 804
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468437102

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Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Excerpt :

This vOlume contains the invited and contributed papers pre sented at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) meeting on Decontamina tion and Decommissioning (D & D) of Nuclear Facilities, held Septem ber 16-20, 1979, in Sun Valley, Idaho. This was the first U. S. meeting of the ANS which addressed both of these important and related subjects. The meeting was attended by more than 400 engineers, scientists, laymen, and representatives of federal, state, and local governments, including participants from eleven foreign countries. The technical sessions included several sessions concentrating on ongoing D & D programs in the U. S. and abroad. In addition, "new ground" was broken in such areas as decommissioning costs and cost recovery, advanced programs on reactor coolant filtration, and other areas of continuing and increasing importance to the nuclear industry and to consumers. The dual sponsorship of the meeting (The ANS Reactor Operations Division and the Eastern Idaho Section of the ANS) helped spur a high quality program, a pleasant location, and a high degree of suc cess in technical interchange between the attendees. As guest speaker, we were honored to have Mr. Vince Boyer of Philadelphia Electric Company. Mr. Boyer is both a past chairman of the ANS Reactor Operations Division and a past president of the American Nuclear Society. His views on the nuclear industry and of its current status were informative and interesting.

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments Book

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments


  • Author : Hüseyin Canbolat
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535136798

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Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments Excerpt :

Robots are used in industry, rescue missions, military operations, and subwater missions. Their use in hazardous environments is crucial in terms of occupational safety of workers and the health of rescue and military operations. This book presents several hazardous environment operations and safe operations of robots interacting with people in the context of occupational health and safety.

Decommissioning Strategies for Facilities Using Radioactive Material Book

Decommissioning Strategies for Facilities Using Radioactive Material


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : IAEA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015068756215

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Decommissioning Strategies for Facilities Using Radioactive Material Excerpt :

Considers the key strategic factors involved in planning for the decommissioning of a nuclear facility which can cover a range of topics from technical matters to socio-economic and environmental issues. This report considers the impact of factors on the strategy selection and how factors in combination can be used to select the optimum strategy.

Beyond Decommissioning Book

Beyond Decommissioning


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081028759

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Beyond Decommissioning Excerpt :

Beyond Decommissioning: The Reuse and Redevelopment of Nuclear Installations presents the most up-to-date research and guidance on the reuse and redevelopment of nuclear plants and sites. Consultant Michele Laraia extensively builds upon experience from the redevelopment of non-nuclear industrial sites, a technical field that has considerably predated nuclear applications, to help the reader gain a very thorough and practical understanding of the redevelopment opportunities for decommissioned nuclear sites. Laraia emphasizes the socioeconomic and financial benefits from very early planning for site reuse, including how to manage the decommissioning transition, anticipate financial issues, and effectively utilize available resources. With an increasing number of decommissioning projects being conducted worldwide, it is critical that knowledge gained by experts with hands-on experience is passed on to the younger generation of nuclear professionals. Besides, this book describes the experiences of non-nuclear organizations that have reutilized the human, financial, and physical site assets, with adaptations, for a new productive mission, making it a key reference for all parties associated with nuclear operation and decommissioning. Those responsible for nuclear operation and decommissioning are encouraged to incorporate site reuse within an integrated, beginning-to-end view of their projects. The book also appeals to nuclear regulators as it highlights more opportunities to complete nuclear decommissioning safely, speedily, and in the best interests of all concerned parties. Includes lessons learned from worldwide case studies of reuse and repurposing of nuclear plants from both the nuclear and non-nuclear industries Provides practical guidance on a broad-spectrum of factors and opportunities for nuclear decommissioning Identifies the roles and responsibilities of parties involved, including nuclear operators, regulators and authorities, land planners and environmenta

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies Book

Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies


  • Author : Michele Laraia
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128237014

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Nuclear Decommissioning Case Studies: Accidental Impacts on Workers, the Environment and the Public, Volume One presents a collection of international case studies that show impacts on workers, the public and the environment. Author Michele Laraia describes typical stages of decommissioning, such as categorization, hazard and risk analysis, and the risks and impacts involved at each stage. Each case is introduced before discussing its impacts, solutions, analysis, and lessons learned. This book uniquely collects, categorizes and compares radiological and non-radiological accidents, incidents and near misses which will be of great value to practitioners in industry and authorities developing nuclear programs. Finally, this book instructs readers on important prevention, mitigation and control measures to create sustainable, safe nuclear facilities. Includes various case studies and analyses on the impact of nuclear decommissioning on environmental sustainability, workers and the public Highlights the need of ensuring sustainability plans at the beginning of a nuclear project and informs decision makers on how to select the best options Guides the reader through a systematic analysis of the likelihood of incidents and how to take measures against them

Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Facilitate Decommissioning Book

Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Facilitate Decommissioning


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015036227257

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Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Facilitate Decommissioning Excerpt :

This report provides guidance on the planning for decommissioning and on the provision of relevant features at the design and construction stages of nuclear power plants. Most of the information presented is equally applicable, however, to planning and implementing the decommissioning of research reactors and prototype reactors. The report will be useful in the context of backfitting and refurbishment of existing facilities.