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Impact of Recent Developments on the Status of Commercial Nuclear Power and Reactor Decommissioning in the United States

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Jas S. Devgun

Sargent & Lundy LLC, Chicago, IL

Paper No. ICEM2013-96038, pp. V002T03A008; 9 pages
  • ASME 2013 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Volume 2: Facility Decontamination and Decommissioning; Environmental Remediation; Environmental Management/Public Involvement/Crosscutting Issues/Global Partnering
  • Brussels, Belgium, September 8–12, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division, Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5602-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


This paper examines the impact of three recent developments on the commercial nuclear power in the United States. These developments include: Yucca Mountain closure and issues related to SNF; actions in response to Fukushima Diaiichi accident, and; energy economics. All of these have had a significant impact on the commercial nuclear power, its future, as well as the reactor decommissioning scene in the US.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



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