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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Belgium mulls life extension for more reactors
The Belgian government is exploring the idea of extending the operational life of its three oldest reactors by two years, a variety of news outlets are reporting.
Those reactors—Units 1 and 2 at the Doel facility and Unit 1 at Tihange, sporting a combined capacity of 1,852 MWe—were slated to be permanently shuttered in 2025 in keeping with the country’s nuclear phase-out policy.
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Decommissioning
Tuesday, August 11, 2020|12:00–1:30PM EDT
Lynne Goodman (Retired)
Joe Carignan (Carignan & Associates)
This session will address what is involved in decommissioning a nuclear power plant and approaches to decommissioning, including regulatory perspectives and new innovative decommissioning models. Historically, the owner/licensee has performed or overseen decommissioning activities. In new approaches, a decommissioning entity becomes the licensee and/or owner of the plant and controls the cleanup. Costs of decommissioning will be addressed. The session will include a discussion of pros and cons of various models.
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