Decommissioning of nuclear installations
With the decommissioning of the BR3 reactor, a European pilot project, SCK•CEN succeeded at developing the best approaches for the optimisation of dismantling, decontamination and decommissioning techniques and processes (including the restoration of nuclear sites to so-called 'green fields'). Experience also includes the realistic assessment of costs, and the development of techniques for minimisation of secondary waste and minimisation of radiation doses to the personnel.
The course on dismantling and decommissioning is based on this know-how and is primarily intended for dismantling project managers, safety engineers, health physicists, decontamination and dismantling operators. The course is also of interest to governmental and regulatory bodies dealing with decommissioning.