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INPRO Methodology for Sustainability Assessment of Nuclear Energy Systems: Environmental Impact of Stressors

INPRO Manual

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NG-T-3.15

English STI/PUB/1733 ¦ 978-92-0-101616-4

94 pages ¦ 5 figures ¦ € 38.00 ¦ Date published: 2016

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This publication provides guidance on assessing of sustainability of a nuclear energy system (NES) in the area of environmental impact of stressors. The INPRO methodology is a comprehensive tool for the assessment of sustainability of an NES. Basic principles, user requirements and criteria have been defined in different areas of the INPRO methodology. These include economics, infrastructure, waste management, proliferation resistance, environmental impact of stressors, environmental impact from depletion of resources, and safety of nuclear reactors and fuel cycle facilities. The ultimate goal of the application of the INPRO methodology is to check whether the assessed NES fulfils all the criteria, and hence the user requirements and basic principles, and therefore presents a system for a Member State that is sustainable in the long term.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Planning and Economics, Impacts, International Cooperation, International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles, Sustainability, Nuclear Energy Systems, NES, INPRO, Methodology, Energy Planning, Assessment, Requirements, Infrastructure, Waste Management, Proliferation, Stressors, Depletion of Resources, Nuclear Safety, Fuel Cycle Facilities, Manual, Standards, Radiation Exposure, Service Life, Environmental Analysis, Collective Dose

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