• English
  • العربية
  • 中文
  • Français
  • Русский
  • Español

You are here

Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Facilitate Decommissioning

English STI/DOC/010/382 92-0-100697-7
125 18 32.00 1997


This report provides guidance on the planning for decommissioning and on the provision of relevant features at the design and construction stages of nuclear power plants. Most of the information presented is equally applicable, however, to planning and implementing the decommissioning of research reactors and prototype reactors. The report will be useful in the context of backfitting and refurbishment of existing facilities.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Policy and strategy considerations; 3. Radiological protection and optimization considerations; 4. Planning for decommissioning; 5. Documentation and records; 6. Basic design aspects; 7. Design features to facilitate decommissioning; 8. Conclusions; Annex I: National experience; Annex II: Problems encountered during decommissioning; Annex III: Case study on the evaluation of decommissioning facilitating features; Glossary.

More Information on reusing IAEA copyright material.

How to order

Ordering Locally

Please use the following links for an up-to-date list of IAEA distributors:

Distributors of IAEA Publications

Orders and requests for information may also be addressed to:

Marketing and Sales Unit
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna,

Tel.: +43 1 2600 22529, +43 1 2600 22530
Fax: +43 1 2600 29302
Email: sales.publications@iaea.org

Download order form

How to Access IAEA e-books


  1. Employment
  2. Women
  3. Press

Stay in touch