Decommissioning

The decommissioning and dismantling of a nuclear power plant is a labour-intensive and time-consuming undertaking. However, there are already numerous international reference projects, so relevant practical experience is available for all the planned work. In this context, as during the actual operation of power plants, it is important for the work to be carried out diligently and in compliance with the radiation protection requirements.

A safe technical post operational phase must be established following the final cease of operation. This process requires compliance with the same safety measures which were already in place during operation.

The plant is then definitively shut down when all fuel elements have been transferred to the spent fuel pool and the technical and organisational measures required for establishing the technical post operational phase have been implemented.

The establishment of the technical post operational phase must be followed by further cooling of the fuel elements in the spent fuel pool. The technical post operational phase ends at the point when all fuel elements have been removed from the nuclear power plant.

background articles

After the cessation of operations nuclear power plants are demolished and the site renaturalised. The professional disassembly and of the installations takes many years. We ensure that the owners of nuclear installations comply with the legal requirements and that the safety of the population and the skilled workers involved is also guaranteed during decommissioning.

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Documents

Periodic: PCO2019-Request 1:Non-destructive tests using qualified testing systems must be carried out on KKM’s core shroud during every annual outage. PCO2019-Request 2:As part of every annual outage, the findings from the core shroud tests must be assessed on the basis of the latest developments in science and technology and international operating experience. The permit to […]

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