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.Read more
Sellafield’s Waste Vitrification Plant (WVP) has become the first nuclear waste plant worldwide to produce 219 containers of vitrified waste from the operation of the same melter, overtaking a French company, Cogema at La Hague.Read more
Tools, Waste Management & Cooperation Around the Globe
Various tools and techniques are used along the way in the decommissioning process. They can be implemented above or under water depending on the environmental restrictions. It is important to conduct an assessment of the project in order to determine the most appropriate tools and techniques, and proper training should be attained. While each tool or technique provides its own advantages, the possible disadvantages must also be understood and taken into account in order to make an educated decision of the best option.