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Decommissioning - Restoring Former Nuclear Sites

Kris Kolasinski, Martin Klingenboeck

Planning and innovation play crucial roles when it comes to the end of a nuclear reactor's life. Decommissioning activities, set to increase in the coming years as ageing nuclear power plants are retired, include decontamination and dismantling of structures, leading to the removal of regulatory controls so that a facility and site may be reused. The IAEA, hosting an International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning in Vienna this week, supports Member States in such activities. In the video, you will learn how decommissioning activities are carried out effectively and safely, including the example of one such project currently underway in the French town of La Hague, where a former fuel processing plant is being decommissioned.

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