B.4 (1): Occupational Radiation Protection and Risk Management for NPPs
More and more nuclear power plants (NPPs) are facing decommissioning in the coming years. Smooth decommissioning of NPPs is of great importance for the further development of nuclear energy. Compared with the operation of NPPs, the experiences for decommissioning are still not sufficient, e.g. occupational radiation protection and risk management during decommissioning is one of the crucial issues.
In the decommissioning process such as cutting, demolishing; dismantling; removal and decontamination, in addition to occupational exposure, the workers may also be subject to other kinds of risks. A coherent approach to control the occupational exposure and manage other kinds of risk would be very important for decommissioning.
- To strengthen the occupational radiation protection in the decommissioning of NPPs, taking into consideration all the occupational risks
- Strengthened occupational radiation protection during decommissioning of NPPs, facilities with radioactive material and remediation activities taking into consideration all occupational risks;
- A coherent approach to manage occupational exposure to radiation and other risks (e.g. industrial hazards) in the decommissioning of NPPs to optimize consideration of all risks.
Beneficiary Countries: All Member States
This project is part of the IAEA’s approved Programme and Budget for 2014-15 and is included under IAEA Project 188.8.131.52 on “Radiation Protection of Workers”. The project is conducted by the IAEA with supplementary funding from the European Union.
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