What Is Nuclear Decommissioning?
Nuclear decommissioning is the process whereby a nuclear power plant site is dismantled to the point that it no longer requires measures for radiation protection. The presence of radioactive material necessitates processes that are occupationally dangerous, hazardous to the natural environment, expensive, and time-intensive.
Decommissioning is an administrative and technical process. It includes clean-up of radioactive materials and progressive demolition of the plant. Once a facility is fully decommissioned, no radiologic danger should persist. The costs of decommissioning are spread over the lifetime of a facility and saved in a decommissioning fund. After a facility has been completely decommissioned, it is released from regulatory control and the plant licensee is no longer responsible for its nuclear safety. Decommissioning may proceed all the way to “greenfield” status.
What We Offer
- Highly experienced professionals
- NFDC Members (National Federation of Demolition Contractors)
- Members of the IDE (Institute of Demolition Engineers)
- Fully trained workforce
- Dedicated teams of experienced monitored workers regularly working in radiation controlled areas
Work Completed To Date
- Whole body monitoring unit
- Separation area cooling towers
- Iron mountain document storage facility
- Redundant separation area welfare facilities
- Removal of infrastructure to enable site development
Inglenorth has a proven track record working on large highly sensitive sites. We are continually praised on our commitment to all aspects of health and safety, whilst completing projects on time and in budget. We take on board individual concerns of all departments and stakeholders in order to formulate the best decommissioning strategies and programs accordingly.