Nuclear Power in the US, Market Outlook to 2025, 2012 Update - Capacity, Generation, Regulations, Power Plants, Companies
- Language: English
- Published: June 2012
- Region: United States
The potential development of any nuclear power programme requires a rigorous justification process built upon an objective infrastructure, reviewing the substantial regulatory, economic and technical information required to appropriately decide upon implementation of such a long-term commitment. Both new entrants and those countries wishing to renovate their nuclear fleets after a moratorium will need to develop and apply appropriate infrastructures to review the justification of the potential use of nuclear power. This book provides a comprehensive review of the infrastructure and methodologies required to justify the implementation of nuclear power programmes in any country choosing to review this path.
Overview of infrastructure and methodologies for the justification of nuclear power programmes.
Part 1 Infrastructure of nuclear power programmes: The lifecycle of a nuclear power plant
- The role of government in establishing the framework for nuclear power programmes
- Regulatory requirements and practices in nuclear power programmes
- Responsibilities of the nuclear operator in nuclear power programmes
- The need for human resources in nuclear power programmes
- National technical capability development in nuclear power programmes.
Part 2 Justification of nuclear power programmes: Application of the justification principle to nuclear power development
- Available and advanced nuclear technologies for nuclear power programmes
- Nuclear safety in nuclear power programmes
- Radiation protection in nuclear power programmes
- Emergency planning in nuclear power programmes
- Non-proliferation safeguards in nuclear power programmes
- Spent fuel and radioactive waste management in nuclear power programmes
- The economics of nuclear power: past, present and future aspects
- Social impacts and public perception of nuclear power
- Environmental impacts and assessment in nuclear power programmes.
Part 3 Development of nuclear power programmes: Site selection and evaluation for nuclear power plants
- Bid invitation in nuclear power plant procurement
- Licensing for nuclear power plant siting, construction and operation
- Quality assurance during design, construction and operation of nuclear power plants
- Commissioning of nuclear power plants (NNPs)
- Operational safety of nuclear power plants
- Decommissioning of nuclear power plants (NPPs).
Agustín Alonso is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Nuclear Technology at Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain, and serves on the IAEA’s International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG).