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Analysis of nuclear power reactor decommissioning costs

Analysis of nuclear power reactor decommissioning costs

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Published by National Environmental Studies Project, Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Decommissioning -- Costs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[prepared by David F. Greenwood ... [et al. (Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.)].
    ContributionsGreenwood, David F., National Environmental Studies Project., Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK9152.2 .A53 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2575248M
    LC Control Number85120622

    The amendments also 1 define "federal licensee" and add several associated definitions, 2 add new reporting requirements pertaining to the use of prepayment and external sinking funds, 3 impose new reporting requirements for power reactor licensees on the status of decommissioning funding, and 4 permit power reactor licensees to take credit for certain earnings on decommissioning trust funds. Under US trade regulations, the uranium is then deemed to have undergone substantial transformation and is considered to be a product of the enriching country. Fuel bundles were vertical rather than horizontal, and natural uranium was still used as fuel. This allows for decommissioning either soon after permanent shutdown, or perhaps a long time later, the latter course allowing for radioactivity levels to drop in any activated or contaminated components. By then, even the government expects that renewables will be supplying 30 per cent.

    The other key factor in determining the "jobs" derived from reactor sales is the degree of technology transfer, which also means the transfer of employment. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series EPKS Abstract The decommissioning of nuclear power plants and the storage of nuclear waste are major challenges for all nuclear countries. Even more importantly, if power stations are to be built by the private sector, part of the investment will be as equity rather than debt. The analysis calculates impacts or costs of options addressing each of the above issues as any decrease in the amount of financial assurance and any costs resulting from implementing the option. Beyond Decommissioning: The Reuse and Redevelopment of Nuclear Installations presents the most up-to-date research and guidance on the reuse and redevelopment of nuclear plants and sites.

    However, by FebruaryOntario Hydro's grandiose nuclear expansion plans had completely collapsed. This allows for decommissioning either soon after permanent shutdown, or perhaps a long time later, the latter course allowing for radioactivity levels to drop in any activated or contaminated components. From JulyMichele worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Waste Technology Section, as Unit Leader responsible for decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear installations and environmental remediation. The assurances offered by the US do little to affect the main impact of the amended suspension agreement.


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Ref [2], p The most unsettling factor in the uranium market is the availability of an estimated 1 billion pounds over million kilograms of uranium equivalent in the military stockpiles of the USA and the NIS mostly Russia. This action may also have been motivated by a desire to keep federal subsidies flowing to nuclear research and development at a time when Ontario was anticipating a major nuclear expansion.

So, their extrapolation somehow created 3, "jobs". If the nuclear industry is as promising as it claims, it should be able to provide its own financing and demonstrate that it can survive independently. In the early years, AECL sold plutonium produced at Chalk River for use in American nuclear weapons, to help defray the cost of nuclear research in Canada.

Following his retirement in November Michele offers consultant services in the above-mentioned areas. Once again, Ontario Hydro has no objective interest in funding new nuclear designs, and expensive reactor sales efforts.

Point Lepreau was not needed at the time it came into service -- New Brunswick already had a large capacity surplus of about MW. Nuclear Sunset uses a higher real discount rate of 9.

Largely in order to protect its nuclear assets, Ontario Hydro has also resorted to deep discount rates to prevent industry from building cheaper, more efficient cogeneration facilities.

They see little prospect of any new nuclear stations being built in the UK unless the government provides substantial subsidies in one form or another. Executive Order No. Nuclear power stations are notorious for coming in late and over budget.

The staff level at AECL was about the same as it was in -- 30 years ago. Staff levels can thus be expected to decline proportionally.

When the first nuclear power plants were being built in the UK, we were promised that they were going to be a uniquely economical way of producing electricity. Nuclear Sunset also identifies three other topical areas of concern, where AECL continues to drain the public purse and put the taxpayer in even greater risk of future liability.

There is good reason to think that there are significantly less than companies in the nuclear private sector. To decide whether this is a good investment we have to compare the outcome with what we would get if we simply deposited the money in the bank and let it accumulate interest.

The Real Cost of Nuclear Power

The Economics of Nuclear Power. These uncertainties caused nuclear power to be omitted from the privatisation at that time. These numbers are comparable to the actual levels of and see Tables 7 and 8 below. Looking at alternating years, Table 11 shows the number of Canadian-based companies listed by the CNA from to This study's calculation of total funding to AECL Table 1 does not include any amount for decommissioning liability.

It should also be stressed that the "jobs" from the Korean sales are not likely to be new or incremental positions -- in fact probably not, since the Darlington, Romanian and Korean contracts would have been handled sequentially in most cases by most suppliers of both equipment and services, including AECL.

The UK could and should do the same. Hence, the global nuclear decommissioning market is growing at a good rate. This is not an appropriate assumption.Based on data on decommissioning policies, strategies, and costs in 26 countries, this report presents decommissioning cost estimates provided by experts from government agencies and the industries involved in decommissioning activities.

Cost estimates for a large number of nuclear power plants. Analysis of the economics of nuclear power must take into account who bears the risks of future uncertainties. To date all operating nuclear power plants were developed by state-owned or regulated utility monopolies where many of the risks associated with political change and regulatory ratcheting were borne by consumers rather than suppliers.

Aug 22,  · The cost to run and maintain coal plants can be higher than nuclear power plants, in part because of the transportation costs of coal.

A major concern with both nuclear and coal power plants is that once the plants are built, they are likely to be around for a long time because the infrastructure is so costly to develop. The Nuclear Sunset study has found that AECL and its consultant Ernst & Young overestimate the economic "benefits" of the nuclear industry by minimizing subsidies, and by exaggerating the number of jobs created.

Nuclear power is not the most cost-effective form of electricity generation. 3. The cost of new nuclear power generation Studies and market data on new nuclear costs. Nuclear costs are uncertain. This is reflected in a range of cost estimates in the literature, driven by variation in construction and financing costs.

The average of the range is around £30/atlasbowling.com by: Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Financial Assurance Requirements for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Reactors, B, October 9, The Honorable John H.

Chafee Chairman The Honorable Max Baucus Ranking Minority Member Committee on .