The ELINDER project intends to offer its applicants e-learning opportunities as preparation to its courses, providing a broad introduction to nuclear decommissioning and its main aspects.
The University of Birmingham developed an ELINDER e-Learning module to serve as a generic introduction to training programs in the nuclear decommissioning sector. The resource aims to give a general overview of the major industrial activities, technology, safety concepts, principles and management approaches in the nuclear sector as preparation for more advanced programs. The site has an e-book format and is split into seven chapters, followed by a multiple-choice assessment that covers all content, which can be used to check one's absorption of the information provided.
The IAEA practically supports the ELINDER project through access to its comprehensive e-learning package on nuclear decommissioning. In order to access the IAEA e-learning you will need to create a user-name and password on the dedicated IAEA webpage. The e-learning offer is structured as follows:
- D&D 1: Strategy, Planning and Licensing
- D&D 1.1: Decommissioning Fundamentals
- D&D 1.2: Decommissioning Strategy
- D&D 1.3: Decommissioning Planning
- D&D 1.4: Licensing Process for Decommissioning
- D&D 2: Inventory
- D&D 3: Costing and Funding
- D&D 3.1: Decommissioning Costing
- D&D 3.2: Funding for Decommissioning
- D&D 4: Transition Period
- D&D 5: Project Management and Organization and Detailed Planning
- D&D 6: Technical Aspect during Implementation
- D&D 6.1: Decontamination of Structures, Systems and Components (SSC)
- D&D 6.2: Dismantling and Demolition
- D&D 6.3: Decommissioning Material Management
- D&D 7: Site Redevelopment and Reuse
- D&D 7.1: Technical and Regulatory Aspects
- D&D 7.2: Social Aspects
- D&D 8: Decommissioning Case Studies
For students who are not familiar with nuclear decommissioning, it is advisable to take at least courses 1, 3 and 6, prior to the starting of their course.