Managing Environmental Impact Assessment for Construction and Operation in New Nuclear Power Programmes
IAEA Nuclear Energy Series NG-T-3.11This publication provides a holistic approach to environmental protection in new nuclear power programmes. It describes the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, the subsequent utilization of the EIA, and the necessary infrastructure for such processes. The presumption is that a Member State embarking on such a programme already has an environmental regulatory framework in place, which may not be developed for nuclear power but for industrial projects, therefore the emphasis is on the environmental aspects that are unique to a nuclear power plant project. The publication is addressed to senior managers, project managers or coordinators and technical specialists of government authorities and agencies, including the regulatory body, operating organizations and supporting industries and other organizations involved in environmental issues.