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Nuclear Decommissioning, Waste Management, and Environmental Site Remediation

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ISBN13: 9780750677448
ISBN: 0750677449
Published: October 2003
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £83.00



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Decommissioning nuclear facilities is a relatively new field, which has developed rapidly in the last ten years. It involves materials that may be highly radioactive and therefore require sophisticated methods of containment and remote handling. The wastes arising from decommissioning are hazardous and have to be stored or disposed of safely in order to protect the environment and future generations. Nuclear decommissioning work must be carried out to the highest possible standards to protect workers, the general public and the environment. This book describes the techniques used for dismantling redundant nuclear facilities, the safe storage of radioactive wastes and the restoration of nuclear licensed sites. It describes the techniques used for dismantling nuclear facilities, safe storage of radioactive wastes, and the restoration of nuclear licensed facilities. It provides the reader with decommissioning experience accumulated over 15 years by UKAEA, and contains valuable information to personnel new to decommissioning and waste management.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
Setting the Scene
Introduction to Waste Management
Introduction and Overview of Decommissioning
Site Environmental Investigation, Remediation and Restoration
Nuclear Project and Programme Management, Investment and Appraisal - Capital Investment
The Nuclear Operating Company
Ionising Radiation and Its Control
Decommissioning Options, Cost Estimating and Strategic Planning
Hazard Reduction and Project Prioritisation
Case Studies and Worked Examples
Suggested Background Reading Material & References.