Wood, Robert
January 1991
Energy Journal;1991 Special Issue, p45
Academic Journal
The article looks at the regulations and authority of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) over nuclear power plant decommissioning financing. Factors considered by NRC in evaluating decommissioning funding include degree of assurance, equity, adaptability and cost to the licensee, the NRC and other parties. Some of the financial assurance requirements impose by NRC to power reactor licensees are certification of available funds and site-specific study. It adds that the authority of NRC also extend to protecting the public health and safety.


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