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Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Many different estimates for the cost of decommissioning nuclear power plants have been published. This study, aimed at the general reader, analyses reasons why the published estimates for decommissioning vary so widely, and examines to what extent ...
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Preparing for Decommissioning During Operation and After Final Shutdown

The transition from an operating nuclear facility to the decommissioning phase is critical in the life cycle of every facility. A number of organisational and technical modifications are needed in order for the facility to meet new objectives and...
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Microbial Influence on the Performance of Subsurface, Salt-Based Radioactive Waste Repositories

For the past several decades, the Nuclear Energy Agency Salt Club has been supporting and overseeing the characterisation of rock salt as a potential host rock for deep geological repositories. This extensive evaluation of deep geological settings is...
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Restructuring the Electricity Sector and Promoting Green Growth in Japan

The 2011 disaster and nuclear problems opened the door to a new energy policy, as they raised fundamental questions about the electricity system’s ability to prevent and respond to accidents. In particular, the system has had difficulty coping with...
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Nuclear Energy Data 2017

Nuclear Energy Data is the Nuclear Energy Agency’s annual compilation of statistics and country reports documenting nuclear power status in NEA member countries and in the OECD area. Information provided by governments includes statistics on total...
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