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Decommissioning Handbook

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Anibal L. Taboas
Anibal L. Taboas
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A. Alan Moghissi
A. Alan Moghissi
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Thomas S. LaGuardia
Thomas S. LaGuardia
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ISBN-10:
0791802248
No. of Pages:
476
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2004

This chapter presents information related to spent fuel acceptance, management, storage options, and the operational and financial considerations faced before and during decommissioning. The generation of electricity by nuclear fission creates highly radioactive waste in the form of spent fuel. As each reactor is refueled, one-fourth to one-third of the fuel is removed and placed in the plant's storage pool, which shields and cools the spent assemblies.

Since these fuel pools were initially designed for provisional storage, most plants cannot store all the assemblies generated over the expected reactor operating life. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, assemblies could...

14.1 Introduction
14.2 Spent Fuel Acceptance Assessment
14.3 Long-Term Spent Fuel Management
14.4 Dry Fuel Storage
14.5 Wet Fuel Storage
14.6 Cost Considerations
14.6.1 Direct Costs
14.6.2 Indirect Costs
14.6.3 Other Considerations
14.7 Assessment of Options
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