Title: Integrated Approach to Planning the Remediation of Sites Undergoing Decommissioning-7335
Citation: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Environmental Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management p. Paper ICEM07-7335
Publisher: Belgian Nuclear Society
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC38209
URI: http://www.icemconf.com/
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Decommissioning and remediation activities are subject to some common driving forces that influence the ability of decommissioning and remediation programs to achieve end-states that correspond to planned or anticipated (future) end-uses (i.e., facility or site re-use). In addition, decommissioning and remediation programs have common resources needs that, when identified and fully utilized in an integrated framework, can result in optimizing the use of available resources to achieve radiological risk-based results faster and at lower costs. To achieve this, it is necessary that the goals of individual decommissioning and remediation activities are aligned and not conflict with each other while costs are minimized and net health, safety, security and environmental benefits are maximized. Managing the decommissioning and remediation activities in an integrated program can result in enhanced environmental conditions, and/or reduced requirements for additional remediation work, both of which impact the effort to achieve the ultimate site remediation objectives. The most important step in this process is the establishment of the site remediation objectives, which principally involves selecting the best re-use option for the site. Different technological approaches and different sequences of decommissioning and remediation tasks can be taken to transform the site to achieve its intended end-state. This paper presents a framework in which decommissioning and remediation activities developed altogether (i.e., in an integrated manner) will enhance the outcomes of both tasks.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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