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Decontamination Methodologies and Approaches

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-T-1.38

English STI/PUB/2066 ¦ 978-92-0-144123-2

90 pages ¦ 26 figures ¦ € 38.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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The use of decontamination methods and techniques are complex, and an integrated assessment of technical performance, environmental factors, and costs is necessary for selection where large decontamination projects in the Nuclear Industry requires a combination of processes. This publication focusses on decision making in the planning of nuclear and radiological decontamination projects and provides guidance on the selection of the most appropriate approach. It includes consideration of relevant factors and how individual factors are weighed, merged and combined leading to an integrated decision on the preferred approach. The publication is expected to be of use to all those involved in the planning of a decontamination project.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Decontamination Methodologies, Approaches, Radioactive Decontamination, Safety Measures, Integrated Assessment of Technical Performance, Environmental Factors, Costs, Decision Making, Planning, Nuclear and Radiological Decontamination Projects, Management Considerations, National Policies, Strategies, Stakeholder Engagement, Safety Aspects, Quality Assurance and Control, Decontamination Techniques, Selecting a Decontamination Methodology, Key Considerations, Implementation, Integrated Management System, Commissioning, Operation, Validation of Processes, Regulatory Bodies, Accident Management, Decontamination Selection Activity, Spillage, Lessons Learned, National Case Studies, Special Decontamination Cases, Review

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