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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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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.
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This material is a compilation of information used for the ANS President's Special Session at the 2012 Annual Meeting that focused on the LNT model. The session together with the material question the validity of assumptions and the material provides a platform to discuss the science and policies that created the model. It invites your review of the LNT model and also suggests a more realistic approach to address the health effects, mitigate the hazards, and set appropriate limits to sensibly and realistically avoid the potentially adverse consequences of radiation exposure. Electronic version is also available for free download.* Shipping fee is $2.00 per item. A minimum order of $10 for U.S./$27 for non-U.S. applies.