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Decommissioning of Facilities

General Safety Requirements

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 6
General Safety Requirements

English STI/PUB/1652 ¦ 978-92-0-102614-9

23 pages ¦ 2 figures ¦ € 25.00 ¦ Date published: 2014

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Decommissioning is the last step in the lifetime management of a facility. It must also be considered during the design, construction, commissioning and operation of facilities. This publication establishes requirements for the safe decommissioning of a broad range of facilities: nuclear power plants, research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, facilities for processing naturally occurring radioactive material, former military sites, and relevant medical, industrial and research facilities. It addresses all the aspects of decommissioning that are required to ensure safety, aspects such as roles and responsibilities, strategy and planning for decommissioning, conduct of decommissioning actions and termination of the authorization for decommissioning. It is intended for use by those involved in policy development, regulatory control and implementation of decommissioning.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Facilities, Decommissioning, Safety Measures, Radioactive Decontamination, Planning, Life Cycle Assessment, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Test Sites, Design, Nuclear Control, Environmental Protection, Operation, Nuclear Fuels, Materials, Regulatory Body, Nuclear and Radiological Safety

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