An Analysis of Decommissioning Costs and Funding

  • Barry C. Mingst


This is a study of the effects on the costs of decommissioning nuclear reactors and fuel cycle facilities caused by changes in the economic environment, changes in the accuracy of facility use planning, and the use of various options for funding decommissioning. The results of this study are applicable to the decommissioning of any facility.


Inflation Rate Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Cost Annual Payment Inflated Cost 


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  1. 1.
    B.C. Mingst, NUREG-0514, “DECOST-Computer Routine for Decommissioning Cost and Funding Analysis.” Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1979.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    NUREG/CR-0130, “Technology, Safety, and Costs of Decommissioning a Reference Pressurized Water Reactor Power Station,” Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, June 1978.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Report of the Special Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste Disposal,“ No. 142, Kentucky, October 1977.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry C. Mingst
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  1. 1.Low-Level Waste Licensing Branch Division of Waste ManagementU.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionUSA

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