Decontamination and dismantlement of the Argonne National Laboratory-East Map Tube Facility

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The Map Tube Facility at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) was used to temporarily store small, highly radioactive objects and waste materials. The facility contained 129 cast-iron pipes set vertically in a 21 feet deep concrete monolithic structure. Deterioration of the unit allowed water to enter the pipes, carrying radioactive materials into surrounding soil and groundwater. Radioactive sediment and numerous small metallic objects were found in the pipes. Decontamination was undertaken to remove the radioactive water and sediment. The highly radioactive metallic objects were removed and characterized. Residual radioactivity was removed from the structure by removing each pipe from the concrete ... continued below

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Moos, L. P.; Wescott, J. B.; Fleming, D. L.; Subbaraman, G. & Horton, P. December 31, 1994.

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The Map Tube Facility at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) was used to temporarily store small, highly radioactive objects and waste materials. The facility contained 129 cast-iron pipes set vertically in a 21 feet deep concrete monolithic structure. Deterioration of the unit allowed water to enter the pipes, carrying radioactive materials into surrounding soil and groundwater. Radioactive sediment and numerous small metallic objects were found in the pipes. Decontamination was undertaken to remove the radioactive water and sediment. The highly radioactive metallic objects were removed and characterized. Residual radioactivity was removed from the structure by removing each pipe from the concrete matrix through a deep concrete coring operation. Each 21 foot long pipe was removed from the concrete matrix as a single unit, lead in two joints in each pipe was removed and the cores were shipped to the DOE Hanford site for disposal. The coring operation successfully removed all residual radioactive material from the structure.

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  • 2. American Nuclear Society (ANS) workshop on the safety of Soviet-designed nuclear power plants,Washington, DC (United States),12-13 Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95004652
  • Report No.: ANL/EWM/CP--83384
  • Report No.: CONF-941196--2
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10107563
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1278242

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Moos, L. P.; Wescott, J. B.; Fleming, D. L.; Subbaraman, G. & Horton, P. Decontamination and dismantlement of the Argonne National Laboratory-East Map Tube Facility, article, December 31, 1994; Illinois. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1278242/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.