Decommissioning a nuclear reactor. [Water Boiler Reactor Project]

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The process of decommissioning a facility such as a nuclear reactor or reprocessing plant presents many waste management options and concerns. Waste minimization is a primary consideration, along with protecting a personnel and the environment. Waste management is complicated in that both radioactive and chemical hazardous wastes must be dealt with. This paper presents the general decommissioning approach of a recent project at Los Alamos. Included are the following technical objectives: site characterization work that provided a thorough physical, chemical, and radiological assessment of the contamination at the site; demonstration of the safe and cost-effective dismantlement of a highly contaminated ... continued below

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Montoya, G.M. January 1, 1991.

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The process of decommissioning a facility such as a nuclear reactor or reprocessing plant presents many waste management options and concerns. Waste minimization is a primary consideration, along with protecting a personnel and the environment. Waste management is complicated in that both radioactive and chemical hazardous wastes must be dealt with. This paper presents the general decommissioning approach of a recent project at Los Alamos. Included are the following technical objectives: site characterization work that provided a thorough physical, chemical, and radiological assessment of the contamination at the site; demonstration of the safe and cost-effective dismantlement of a highly contaminated and activated nuclear-fuelded reactor; and techniques used in minimizing radioactive and hazardous waste. 12 figs.

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  • Environmental remediation '91 conference, Pasco, WA (United States), 8-11 Sep 1991

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  • Other: DE92000311
  • Report No.: LA-UR-91-2874
  • Report No.: CONF-910981--18
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5080636
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059540

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Montoya, G.M. Decommissioning a nuclear reactor. [Water Boiler Reactor Project], article, January 1, 1991; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1059540/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.