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Methodologies for Assessing the Economic Consequences of Nuclear Reactor Accidents, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Nuclear Energy Agency

For practical reasons, the consequences of nuclear reactor accidents are often measured in economic terms. Figures currently available, however, show significant discrepancies. For this reason, the NEA created an expert group to investigate the methodologies used in calculating the economic consequences of accidents, and the bases for such methodologies. Calculation methods were assessed according to three end uses: for compensation and liability purposes; for accident preparedness and management purposes; and for making electricity-generation choices. The group concluded that comparing numerical results is very difficult, even for estimates made from the same perspective, as they are strongly dependent on "boundary" conditions (such as the accident scenarios used, plant characteristics and amount of radioactive material released). This book provides a summary of the group’s findings and will be of interest to decision makers, experts and accident-consequence modellers
Table Of Contents
FOREWORD; CONTENTS; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; Background; Joint NDC/CRPPH Expert group on the methodologies for assessing the economicconsequences of nuclear reactor accidents; Scope of the report; Report organisation and structure; COST ELEMENTS FOR CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT MODELS; Definitions in the evaluation of economic consequences; Boundaries and limitations of the estimation of economic consequences; Cost of countermeasures; Cost of radiation-induced health effects; Indirect or secondary effects; PERSPECTIVES OF COST ASSESSMENT; Introduction: cost assessment perspectives
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non fiction
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1 online resource (116 pages)
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