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Module Title Site Decommissioning & Environmental Management
SchoolPhysics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Module Code 03 24874
Module Lead Joanna Renshaw
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Exclusions
Description 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 & methods; hazard identification & reduction; environmental impact/risk assessment; environmental principles applicable to site decommissioning; decommissioning strategies & 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.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge & 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 & policy; site investigation methods; hydrogeological risk assessment and groundwater modelling;
  • Apply to specific projects/case studies their knowledge & understanding of: environmental, risk, safety and dose assessments; hazard identification and reduction; legislation and policy;
  • Apply knowledge & understanding of decommissioning and remediation strategies/technologies to specific projects/case studies;
  • Demonstrate: critical thinking, numeracy and ICT skills; commercial/business awareness.
Assessment 24874-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
24874-02 : Class Test : Class Test (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Class Test (50%); 2 hours Examination (50%)
Other None
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