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Organization and Management for Decommissioning of Large Nuclear Facilities

English STI/DOC/010/399 92-0-102300-6
187 44 42.00 2000

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This report provides information and guidance on the organization and management of the decommissioning of large nuclear facilities with an emphasis on organizational aspects. It identifies the general issues to be addressed and provides an overview of the organizational activities necessary to manage a decommissioning project in a safe, timely and cost effective manner. The following topics are addressed: (i) decommissioning staff, organizational structures, roles, responsibilities, lines of communication and reporting, interactions with external stakeholders; (ii) use of contractors versus in-house work; (iii) quality assurance, including monitoring activities and record-keeping; (iv) qualifications and training; (v) work packages; and (vi) management techniques.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Important considerations for decommissioning management; 3. Management for active phases of decommissioning; 4. Decommissioning planning and approval; 5. Quality assurance; 6. Waste management; 7. Responsibilities and qualifications; 8. Conclusions and recommendations; References; Appendix 1: Data management: Recent experience; Glossary; Annex A: Organization and management for decommissioning of large nuclear facilities — Examples of national experience.

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