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Decommissioning of Particle Accelerators

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-T-2.9

English STI/PUB/1854 ¦ 978-92-0-102419-0

160 pages ¦ 59 figures ¦ € 46.00 ¦ Date published: 2020

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This publication presents information on experience and lessons learned from implementation of decommissioning projects for particle accelerators. Based on this information, and highlighting typical issues and concerns, the publication provides practical information for all those having a role in this process. The publication is written for operators of accelerator facilities, particularly those approaching the decommissioning stage, or maintaining a facility in a deferred dismantling state, as well as for regulators, waste managers, decision makers at government level, local authorities, decommissioning contractors and designers of accelerators. It is anticipated that the lessons learned described in this publication will contribute to decommissioning planning during the design stage of new facilities, hence minimizing the generation of radioactive waste without compromising structural characteristics and the effectiveness of the construction.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Decommissioning, Particle Accelerator, Experience, Lessons Learned, Decommissioning Projects, Guidance, Accelerator, Characteristics, Classification, Components, Radiation Environment, Radiological Characterization, Accelerator Facilities, Planning and Implementation, Strategy, Decommissioning Planning, EIA, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact, Assessment, Accelerator Dismantling, Stakeholder, Facility Design, Design, Reuse, Redevelopment, Redundant Facilities, Costs, Radioactive Waste Management, Waste Management, Waste Treatment, Health, Safety, Graded Approach, Decommissioning Safety, Radiation Protection, Environmental Protection, Radiological Hazard, Hazards, Fusion Machine, Activation, Dismantling, Contamination, Regulatory Body, Operator, Spallation, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment

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