Journal article

Trident utility: Accounting for nuclear decommissioning costs

J D'Souza, J Jacob, NS Soderstrom

Journal of Accounting Education | Published : 2000


This case relates to current accounting for the costs that utility companies will incur in the future to decommission their nuclear plants and how the accounting would change under a new Exposure Draft. There is currently considerable diversity in the methods used to account for costs incurred to decommission nuclear power plants. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an initial Exposure Draft concerning these costs in 1996 and issued a revised version in February 2000. The Exposure Drafts propose more uniform accounting practices in this area. The proposed standard would, however, have significant effects on the balance sheets of utility companies that own nuclear power pla..

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