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EPSRC Reference: EP/K007580/1
Title: Management of Nuclear Risk Issues: Environmental, Financial and Safety (NREFS)
Principal Investigator: Thomas, Professor P
Other Investigators:
Nuttall, Professor WJ French, Professor S Smith, Professor JQ
Collins, Professor DA Moriarty, Professor J
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Department: Sch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci
Organisation: City, University of London
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 December 2012 Ends: 30 November 2014 Value (£): 485,825
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Nuclear
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
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The NREFS research programme will use the extensive data on post-accident contamination and doses from the Chernobyl accident as a guide to its evaluation of mitigation options following a possible large-scale accident in the future. New data from Fukushima will be used as they are reported.

Post-accident mitigation will then be considered in the four national contexts: Ukraine/Belarus, Japan, India and the UK using a variety of objective decision making techniques, including the new J-value technique, the JT-value method (both developed further under the EPSRC/ESRC SPRIng programme), real options and portfolio theory. Then scenario-based multi-criteria decision analysis will be used to investigate differences between recommendations from the objective methods and decisions being taken on the ground.

Recommendations from the various methods will be discussed with the Indian partners, including the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, who will provide a conduit for rapid implementation in the Indian nuclear industry of valuable new ideas as they arise from the research.

Meanwhile the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee will be asked to consider running a briefing event for MPs and peers based on output from the NREFS project. This will offer a route to policy influence for valuable new research findings in the UK.
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