Title: Strategic Considerations for the Sustainable Remediation of Nuclear Installations 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: International organisation- network or project 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2016 
Author 1/Producer: OECD 
Other Authors/Producers: Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: Radioactive Waste Management NEA No. 7290 
Publisher Country: International organisation- network or project 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.oecd-nea.org
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/pubs/2016/7290-strategic-consid ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
 
Short description: There are good examples of sustainable nuclear site remediation across many countries. However, substantial challenges remain for remediation of nuclear sites, in particular for large and complex sites where many different facilities have existed and various processing activities have taken place. Some countries have relatively straightforward remediation challenges, but the increasing pressures on disposal facilities and expanding stakeholder interest has meant that careful strategic planning is required. This report draws on the experience in nuclear site remediation of NEA member countries to identify strategic considerations for the sustainable remediation of subsurface contamination – predominantly contaminated soil and groundwater – on nuclear sites during their operation and decommissioning. It also provides observations on good practice and priorities for further work 
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