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Issues of Policy Integration in Solving the Problems of Nuclear Submarines Decommissioning

  • V. G. Iljin
  • V. A. Melnikov
  • V. A. Vassilenko
  • V. P. Zhuravlev
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 8)

Abstract

Nuclear power in ships is a field of human activity that is linked with various kinds of hazards with nonzero probability. In order to define possible priorities and our place in the entire problem of disposal of spent and hazardous naval nuclear facilities, we should like to advance and discuss some preliminary remarks on the problem as a whole:
  1. 1.

    In principle, the technological level of the countries with nuclear submarines (NSs) in their navies makes possible solving any problem of NS disposal with minimum risk and reasonable benefits accruing. In our opinion, Russian specialists possess the entire spectrum of requisite competitive technologies.

     
  2. 2.

    Top-priority is to assure the safety of the world community for the time being and for all the predicted period during which the residual materials will be still hazardous (100 to 500 years or longer).

     
  3. 3.

    In principle, the degree of NS-related risk at all stages of NS lifetime can and must be controlled at the level acceptable for the society, including future generations.

     
  4. 4.

    There is a real problem to be faced when forming the “safety culture” regulation which is based on the self-realization of responsibility for the safety of any person taking part in the process, from management to execution. There is no specific safety for the Ministry of Atomic Energy or the Navy in spite of the fact that some departments have been creating unique engineering capabilities while others have been acting based on the priorities of the national war doctrine. Departmental or political safety barriers must be excluded except engineering or natural ones. It is a comforting picture to see that the natural need of the society in an integrating process is realized by the present symposium in which we are now taking part.

     
  5. 5.

    The level and depth of integration of interests and capabilities of those who participate in creation and accompaniment of nuclear power facilities up to the very liquidation are still insufficient. A search for key connecting links is necessary.

     

Keywords

Radioactive Waste Safety Culture Spend Nuclear Fuel Surveillance Body Radioactive Waste 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Iljin
    • 1
  • V. A. Melnikov
    • 1
  • V. A. Vassilenko
    • 1
  • V. P. Zhuravlev
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Research Technological InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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