Financial Aspects of Power Reactor Decommissioning

  • John S. Ferguson


Discussion of financial aspects of decommissioning determined by capital recovery economics consistant with generally accepted depreciation practices and regulatory rules, with emphasis on differences from engineering economics and the significance of inflation and Federal Income Tax regulations.


Price Level Financial Aspect Depreciation Rate Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Accrual Rate 


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    An Engineering Evaluation of Nuclear Power Reactor Decommissioning Alternatives, November, 1976, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROJECT, Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc.Google Scholar
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    Technology, Safety and Costs of Decommissioning a Reference Pressurized Water Reactor Power Station, June 1978, NUREG/ CR-0130, BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABORATORY for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.Middle West Service CompanyDallasUSA

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