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Maximizing decommissioning lessons learned
Larry W. Camper
The track record for the successful decommissioning of nuclear facilities, both nationally and internationally, is impressive. In the United States, we have decommissioned many nuclear facilities, including complex materials sites, uranium recovery sites, research and test reactors, and nuclear power plants. To date, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 10 nuclear power plants have been completely decommissioned for unrestricted use, and another 26 power reactor sites are currently undergoing decommissioning through either SAFSTOR or DECON, following NRC regulatory requirements. In addition, the Nuclear Energy Institute identifies three nuclear power plants that were successfully decommissioned outside of NRC jurisdiction. While such a track record is impressive, the nuclear industry must be vigilant in focusing on lessons learned in order to continue to make gains in efficiency, cost savings, improved environmental stewardship, and enhanced stakeholder confidence. In reviewing the outcomes of decommissioning over many years, a number of key lessons learned have emerged.
Item ID: 690016|ISBN: 978-0-89448-555-8
1989|1st Edition|46 pages
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Published on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of nuclear fission, this volume collects the reminiscences of some of the pioneers of the nuclear age under one cover. Based on addresses delivered at a special symposium sponsored by the American Nuclear Society, these trailblazers recount, in their own words, milestones in the development of nuclear energy. Among them are the discovery of fission and proof of sustainability of a chain reaction, the history behind the building of the Stagg Field Reactor, the origins and management of the Manhattan Project, and the development of nuclear energy for electricity generation at the Shippingport plant. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the origins of nuclear technology, the personalities involved, and the political and historical realities of the times.