Lessons Learned from the Deferred Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-T-2.11

Subject Classification: 0800-Nuclear fuel cycle and waste management

English STI/PUB/1803; (ISBN:978-92-0-100418-5); 116 pp.; 41 figures; € 44.00; Date Published: 2018

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The publication discusses the issues that must be dealt with when preparing the facility for safe enclosure, or safely maintaining it for a long time. It provides details of lessons learned from deferred decommissioning of nuclear facilities following planned shutdown. These lessons have been learned from a variety of facilities, with a variety of hazards, configurations and decommissioning programmes. While some of the considerations addressed may apply to facilities involved in an operating incident or accident, they are not specifically addressed by this publication as the individual nature of their hazards and decommissioning challenges precludes their use as exemplars. The publication addresses the preparation for, and the steady state part of the safe enclosure phase; it should be understood that in a later part of that phase the on- and off-site requirements and arrangements will change as plans and infrastructure are prepared for the next phase, which is the final dismantling, remediation and site release.

IAEA Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Management, Nuclear Power Plants, Safety Measures, Decommissioning, Lessons Learned, Deferred Dismantling, Nuclear Facilities, Best Practices, Safe Enclosure, Hazards, Site Configuration, Accidents, Incidents, Remediation, Site Release, Decontamination, Shutdown, Drainage, Facility Assessment, Fire Protection, Safety Management, Organization, Regulatory Considerations, Demands, Cost Estimation, Cost Calculations, Safe Enclosure Phase, PSE, Preparation for Safe Enclosure, Lifetime, Aging Management, System Functions, Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Water Supply, Electrical System, Surveillance, Implementation, Conduct of Operations, Analysis, Security, Long Term Management, Maintenance

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