Experience and Plans for The Decommissioning of Nuclear Reactors in OECD — Nuclear Energy Agency Countries

  • Eli Maestas


Decommissioning refers to the orderly disposition of nuclear facilities after their retirement from service, taking account of environmental, radiation protection, waste management and safety considerations.The activ‑ities involved in a decommissioning exercise can vary from simple closure of the facility with a minimum removal of radioactive materials, to complete plant disassembly and the restoration of the site for unrestr­icted release for other uses.As the nuclear industry reaches a mature state, decommissioning becomes an important consideration with significant activity fore­seen in the not too distant future.


Nuclear Power Plant Heavy Water Research Reactor Nuclear Facility Nuclear Power Reactor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eli Maestas
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  1. 1.OECD Nuclear Energy Agency38 Boulevard SuchetParisFrance

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