Knowledge Management From Design, Operation Throughout the Decommissioning Phases

Given the long timescales of active decommissioning projects (many decades), the preservation of information and its transfer to future generations is a fundamental element of this industry. But adding on the long time periods given to the siting, planning, construction and operation of a nuclear facility before shutdown (when most records relevant to future decommissioning are generated) the overall time span encompassing knowledge management for decommissioning purposes easily exceeds 100 years

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“STOP AND GO” IN NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING? Impacts & Risks of Stopped Projects

There are typically two basic decommissioning options for a nuclear facility for which the decision has been made not to return it to service, including: immediate dismantling; and long-term safe enclosure followed by dismantling. While onsite disposal (entombment) has received renewed attention over the last few years, it generally plays a minor role, limited to small installations and countries with scarce resources.

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