Nuclear Power Plant Delays: Probable Causes and Resolutions

by David Arditi, Illinois Inst of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA,
Al J. Kirsininkas, Illinois Inst of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Transition in the Nuclear Industry


The nuclear power industry in the United States is experiencing technological as well as construction and operation problems in nuclear facilities. It is the intent of this paper to review past research done on the factors that cause these delays, to indicate their relative importance and impact on the nuclear industry, and to describe possible resolutions that are either currently being implemented or that have been proposed for future use.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Nuclear power | Industrial facilities | Licensure and certification | Construction management | Industries | United States

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