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
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Table of Contents
Part I: Planning 2. Safety and radiation protection 3. The "cultural" aspects of decommissioning 4. Knowledge management towards, during, and after decommissioning 5. The "real" costs of decommissioning 6. New and unexpected stakeholders in decommissioning projects
Part II: Execution 7. Lessons Learned from decommissioning: what went wrong? 8. Emerging technologies 9. Decommissioning after a severe accident 10. The end state of materials, buildings and site: restricted or unrestricted release?
Part III: International Experience 11. Recent experience in decommissioning of research reactors 12. Decommissioning in a multi-facility site 13. Recent experience in environmental remediation of nuclear sites