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Considerations for Environmental Impact Assessment for Small Modular Reactors


English IAEA-TECDOC-1915 ¦ 978-92-0-108420-0

44 pages ¦ 1 figure ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2020

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There is renewed interest in Member States in the development and deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs). Specific technical characteristics of this reactor type introduce new deployment possibilities. This publication provides current information on considerations about environmental impact assessments (EIAs) related to SMRs. Under many regulatory regimes, the EIA report is a prerequisite for licensing and an important tool to confirm that the potential site is suitable for the future construction and operation of a reactor. Therefore, this publication which discusses approaches to address specific issues related to the EIA for SMRs will be of use to technology holders and licensing authorities.

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EIA, Environmental Impact Assessment, SMR, Small Modular Reactor, NP, Nuclear Programme, Generated Power, HHRA, Human Health Risk Assessment, Modular Design, Waste Management, Spent Fuel, Transboundary Impacts, Accident Assessment, Accident, Radioactive Release, NPP, Nuclear Power Plant, LR, Large Reactor, Heat Sink, SEA, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Emergency Planning, Stakeholder, Methodology, Safety, Environment, Health

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