Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning



To provide learners with a high level appraisal of the underlying principles of radioactive waste management and decommissioning.


Who is this for?

Managers, engineers, operators, safety advisors and risk management practitioners.

Outline content

  • Nuclear waste management:
    – System of Clearance, discharge, disposal, recycling and re-use
    – Regulated management and disposal of
    radioactive waste
  • Nuclear fuel disposal:
    – Disposal options
    – Design and operational safety of facilities
    – Long-term safety assessment
    – Regulatory involvement
  • Reactor decommissioning
    – Reactor shutdown
    – Closure of decommissioning project
    – Reactor dismantling strategy and planning
    – Safety and radiation protection standards and criteria
    – Safety management strategy
    – Key regulatory issues

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Critically review management of wastes from nuclear power plants
  2. Consider disposal of spent nuclear fuel
  3. Evaluate design considerations for reactor decommissioning

In-house training

F2F (1 day)

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level.

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