Site Decommissioning and Environmental Management
Module Title - Site Decommissioning and Environmental Management
Number of credits – 20
This module seeks to provide the theoretical and applied knowledge base that will underpin a student’s potential future professional activity in this field.
The module syllabus will include: environmental impact of nuclear power; site monitoring strategies and methods; hazard identification and reduction; environmental impact/risk assessment; environmental principles applicable to site decommissioning; decommissioning strategies and technologies; remediation methods; hydrogeological risk assessment and groundwater modelling.
These topics will be illustrated by case studies throughout and student learning will be underpinned by problem-solving exercises based on these case studies.
By the end of the module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- types and sources of radioactive waste;
- associated hazards and environmental impacts and safety considerations associated with the Nuclear Fuel Cycle;
- environmental impacts of nuclear waste management and decommissioning;
- environmental risk, safety and dose assessments;
- hazard identification and reduction;
- legislation and policy;
- site investigation methods;
- hydrogeological risk assessment and groundwater modelling;
- Apply to specific projects/case studies their knowledge and understanding of: environmental, risk, safety and dose assessments; hazard identification and reduction; legislation and policy
- Apply knowledge and understanding of decommissioning and remediation strategies/technologies to specific projects/case studies
- Demonstrate: critical thinking, numeracy and ICT skills; commercial/business awareness
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