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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.
Item ID: 690091|ISBN: 978-0-89448-578-7
1989|1st Edition|978 pages
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Celebrate the history of nuclear technology with this special reprinting of 50 Years with Nuclear Fission. The 75th anniversary in 2013 of fission's discovery has been marked by this diamond anniversary edition, reproducing the proceedings from the 1989 ANS topical conference covering the first 50 years following the discovery. About 20 pioneers of the nuclear enterprise—including Alvin Weinberg, Pavle Savic, Glenn Seaborg, Edward Teller, John Wheeler, Chauncey Starr, and Walter Zinn—attended the conference and wrote papers for the proceedings.