Ensuring the Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management
9 June 2021
In the area of decommissioning, the required skill set, the profile of potential risks and the timeframes usually match the competencies and risk management abilities of operators as well as the time horizons of their shareholders. [...] Ultimately, the financial sustainability of the funding systems also depends on the political sustainability of the overall framework and the perceived fairness of the decision-making process. [...] The political nature of the choices, the long lag between the constitution of funds and their disbursement as well as the large uncertainties involved strongly limit the literal application of the PPP. [...] In the area of RWM, the choice of the appropriate solution, which will determine the technology, its location and timing, as well as both the industrial (private) and the social costs, lies with the government. [...] Twelve case studies of the funding arrangements for decommissioning and radioactive waste management (RWM) in NEA countries The twelve case studies of the funding arrangements for decommissioning and RWM in NEA countries provide the concrete experience and the empirical evidence to complement the considerations developed in the conceptual framework.