Lessons Learned Decommissioning the UK

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority awarded AREVA a contract to provide engineering services to no less than 15 decommissioning sites across the UK. This article discusses three examples of their past and current projects, and provides information on safety, disposal path, technology, good management, planning, and lessons learned.

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Characterization for Decommissioning: Yes, But to What Extent?

A comprehensible and verifiable determination of the radiological inventory is essential for the decommissioning management with respect to safety, time and costs. For example, right from the start of the post operational phase, the radiological characterization has to enable the decision whether or not to perform a system decontamination, or to investigate waste disposal pathways.

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Major Milestone in Fukushima Decommissioning Effort Achieved

After months of careful preparation, workers at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station successfully completed removal of the largest and most complex piece of rubble from the severely damaged Unit 3 reactor building: the facility’s fuel handling machine (FHM).

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Magnox Signs £200 Million Contract for Waste Containers

Magnox signs framework contracts for supply of transportable self-shielded waste containers to store intermediate level waste (ILW), generated during the operational and early decommissioning phases of the UK’s Magnox nuclear power stations.

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