Laraia - Nuclear Decommissioning Report

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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