The pace with which nuclear technologies developed through the second half of last century inevitably meant that some facilities were designed without a thorough plan for their dismantling and decommissioning. Furthermore, a wide range of infrastructure and facilities were constructed, frequently complex. Decommissioning these structures and plant, which range from being uncontaminated to highly radioactive, is a major challenge in many countries.
Quintessa's decommissioning consulting services can help by bringing perspective to the issues, enabling sound decommissioning strategies to be developed by:
- Exploring the merits of different decommissioning strategies in terms of safety, cost and other factors;
- Reviewing existing decommissioning plans to identify uncertainties, risks and opportunities; and
- Providing information on the radiological impacts of the work and the wastes generated.
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