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Abstract

A considerable number of nuclear power plants have been built in the European Community since the 1950s, ranging from low power materials test reactors, through various medium power prototype/experimental reactors, up to high power commercial stations. In addition, there are a number of fuel fabrication and reprocessing plants associated with the nuclear fuel cycle. Many of these facilities have reached the end of their operating lives and have therefore been withdrawn from service.

A study has been carried out on nuclear facilities being decommissioned in five member countries, namely France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the study has been to:

- Provide a list of nuclear installations shut down in the named countries between 1993 and 1995;
- Provide information on the decommissioning stage attained at each installation covered and its planned future state. This includes whether or not the facility has been defuelled, what operational wastes remain and what the extent of the radiologically controlled area(s) is;
- Identify the monitoring and inspection proposals/experience for these installations, including where possible the effort involved;
- Identify relevant codes and standards applicable to decommissioning in Member States and to identify where available the relevant licensing requirements.
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Authors: DAVIES M W, NNC Ltd, Knutsford (GB);STOOR P J G, AEA Technology (GB);NEUHOLD P, ANSALDO (IT);DUFAUD J M ET AL, CEA, CEN (FR);MEHLING O, DETEC (DE);MARCELLES I, Tecnatom (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17622 EN (1997) 75pp., FS, ECU 13.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0192-6
Record Number: 199710732 / Last updated on: 1997-06-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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