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Taghizade Firozjaee T. Waste disposal of nuclear ships and submarines and environmental monitoring and control of radioactive materials in naval ports. Marine Engineering 2023; 19 (41) :1-13
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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran
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Radioactive wastes are special and dangerous wastes that must be disposed of in compliance with safety and health standards to prevent their possible risks to human health and the environment. The waste from nuclear ships and submarines is among the waste that must be properly disposed of. Navy ships are deactivated when their military capability does not justify the cost of ongoing operations. When the decision is made to decommission a nuclear vessel, it must be defueled, and appropriate measures must be taken to dispose of the reactor plant and the remains of the vessel. In this article, the first part discusses the implementation of a program to dispose of these wastes. This program involves several steps, defueling the  reactor,  inactivating  theship, demilitarizing components, removing the reactor compartment for land disposal, recycling the remainder of the ship to the maximum extent practical, and disposing of the remaining non-recyclable materials. In the second part of the article, the control and monitoring of locations with nuclear activity are studied to ensure safety, security, and environmental protection, which is of utmost importance. These activities are carried out by various centers and organizations that require expertise and technical knowledge in the nuclear field.
 
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Environmental Study
Received: 2023/11/6 | Accepted: 2023/12/30

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