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The nuclear power plant supply chain

The nuclear power plant supply chain

Thomas, Stephen (2013) The nuclear power plant supply chain. In: Blomme, Brian, Erwood, Steve, Schulz, Nina and Teule, Rianne, (eds.) Fukushima Fallout: Nuclear business makes people pay and suffer. Greenpeace International, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 38-62.

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This chapter examines the supply chain for each of the three main elements of the life cycle of a nuclear power plant. It covers mainly the construction phase, which is the most complex, and also covers the operating phase, which is somewhat simpler. These are the reactor life cycle phases most likely to result in damages and liability issues in the near future that could be traced back to the suppliers of the equipment, materials and services. The decommissioning phase and long-term waste disposal are covered only briefly because there is little commercial experience of decommissioning and the field of companies involved is not well established.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain, nuclear power, Fukushima, liability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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