Decommissioning, Radioactive Waste and Environmental Management (SC4110)
This course covers: the scientific, environmental and socio-political issues surrounding the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Environmental principles applicable to plant decommissioning and storage of nuclear waste. Plant and equipment requirements for processing nuclear waste products. The impact of radioactive waste on the environment and community. Strategic Environmental Assessments, decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the storage of nuclear waste.
• Sustainable practice on nuclear sites
• Clean-up, decontamination and remediation
• Radioactive waste, disposal, packaging and storage; an international, comparative review
• Policy, governance, social and political issues
• Best practicable environmental options
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Waste disposal, packaging and storage
• Strategic Environmental Assessments
• Orientation for completion of assessed exercise
On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
• Discuss the scientific, environmental and socio-political issues affecting the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and legacy nuclear waste management.
• Critically evaluate the environmental principles applicable to plant decommissioning and storage of nuclear waste.
• Discuss the principal plant and equipment requirements for processing nuclear waste products and decommissioning radioactive facilities.
• Explain Strategic Environmental Assessments, and apply this knowledge to case studies in the decommissioning nuclear facilities and storage of nuclear waste
• Acquire and use the principal sources of data on environmental and socio-political issues affecting the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and storage of nuclear waste.
Method of delivery
The majority of teaching is undertaken in intensive mode within a single (pulse) attendance of one week duration. The course lectures are delivered by both academic staff from UCLan and by practitioners from industry in the various subject areas. This allows the students to understand the theory and see how it is applied in practice. The students are supplied with pre-course learning and during the course are provided with short tutorial and discussion sessions where they can test their understanding. Further references are provided with the lectures.
Location of study
UCLan Preston campus
24th September 2018 (one week duration)
Maximum number of ANNETTE participants
Dr Jonathan Francis
PL / Head of John Tyndall Institute
Academic Lead for Energy, Fire & Sustainability
School of Engineering,
Computing and Technology Building, CM023
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: +44(0) 1772 89 3229