Aims/Description: A suitable introduction to the basics of nuclear decommissioning, lower activity radioactive waste and environmental management for students with no experience of the nuclear industries in the U.K. The module aims to introduce and develop subject knowledge and theoretical, conceptual and analytical skills in technical, environmental and policy issues and principles associated with nuclear decommissioning and waste management (principally lower activity wastes) and the environmental management thereof in the UK. On completion, students should be able to: Discuss the scientific, environmental and socio-political issues affecting the decommissioning Acquire, evaluate and use the principal sources of data on issues affecting the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and nuclear waste management of nuclear facilities and legacy nuclear waste management Critically evaluate decomissioning management. Critically appraise the waste management principles applicable to nuclear decommissioning.

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