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Decommissioning fundamentals

This course describes the general process of decommissioning and the main aspects of regulation.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different techniques, processes, and methodologies used;
  • Understand the requirements and the safety, security, environment, and radiation protection constraints.

Course content:

  • Decommissioning/dismantling: regulation, French law on Nuclear Safety & Transparency (TSN law)
  • Decommissioning process
  • Physical and radiological inventory
  • Decommissioning scenarios
  • Evaluation of the costs of decommissioning projects
  • Decommissioning waste
  • Decontamination
  • Mechanized operations
  • Demolition of infrastructures
  • Management of polluted soils
  • Security: risk analysis, security documents
  • Environment: releases, impact studies
  • Radiation protection: risk analysis, ALARA approach
  • Security: specific risks of dismantling
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