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Deployment of Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility with the Introduction of Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) in Kenya

  • Shadrack, A.;Kim, C.L.
    • Journal of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.37-47
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    • 2013
  • This paper describes basic plans for the development of a radioactive waste disposal facility with the introduction of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) for Kenya. The specific objective of this study was to estimate the total projected waste volumes of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste (LILW) expected to be generated from the Kenyan nuclear power programme. The facility is expected to accommodate LILW to be generated from operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants for a period of 50 years. An on-site storage capacity of 700 $m^3$ at nuclear power plant sites and a final disposal repository facility of more than 7,000 $m^3$ capacity were derived by considering Korean nuclear power programme radioactive waste generation data, including Kori, Hanbit, and APR 1400 nuclear reactor data. The repository program is best suited to be introduced roughly 10 years after reactor operation. This study is important as an initial implementation of a national LILW disposal program for Kenya and other newcomer countries interested in nuclear power technology.

Human resource planning for authorized inspection activity

  • Lee, Seung-hee;Field, Robert Murray
    • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
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    • v.51 no.2
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    • pp.618-625
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    • 2019
  • When newcomer countries consider a nuclear power programme, it is recognized that the most important organizations are the Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organization (NEPIO), the regulator, and an operating organization. Concerning the number of construction delays these days, one of the essential organizations is an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA). According to World Nuclear Industry Status Report, all of the reactors under construction in eight out of the thirteen countries have experienced delays. Globally, the Flamanville 3 project and Sanmen Unit 1 are 6.5 years and 5 years late respectively. One of the major reasons of delay is due to inappropriate manufacturing and inspection on safety class components. The recommendations are made to develop such an organization: (i) find existing inspection organizations in relevant industries, (ii) contract with expatriates who have experience on nuclear inspection, (iii) develop a legislative framework to authorize the inspection organization with enforcement, (iv) include a contract clause in the BIS for developing the AIA, (v) hold training programmes from vendor country, (vi) during manufacturing and construction, domestic AIA shall be involved.

Wind Energy and Energy Policy in Germany (독일의 풍력 에너지 보급 현황과 지원 정책)

  • Lee, Seungmin;Lee, Soogab
    • 한국신재생에너지학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.134.1-134.1
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    • 2011
  • As eco-friendly energy is in the spotlight, lots of countries are out to develop and disseminate renewable energy. However, Korea still remains in relative newcomer position for renewable energy. To overcome the present condition, it is necessary to carry out a study of establishment of renewable energy policy that is appropriate the present situation of Korea from examples of advanced countries. Among several renewable energies, wind energy is known to be the most reliable energy. Germany that has increased the share of wind energy in total energy supply is a representative leading country for wind energy. Therefore wind energy policy in Germany will be a role model for that in Korea. In this study, as a research of portfolio for wind energy policy of advanced countries, a wide survey for current status of wind energy and energy policy in Germany is carried out.

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