Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor

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The aging of research reactors worldwide has resulted in a heightened awareness in the international technical decommissioning community of the timeliness to review and address the needs of these research institutes in planning for and eventually performing the decommissioning of these facilities. By using the reactors already undergoing decommissioning as test beds for evaluating enhanced or new/innovative technologies for decommissioning, it is possible that new techniques could be made available for those future research reactor decommissioning projects. Potentially, the new technologies will result in: reduced radiation doses to the work force, larger safety margins in performing decommissioning and cost and ... continued below

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Bhattacharyya, S. K. & Boing, L. E. February 17, 2000.

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The aging of research reactors worldwide has resulted in a heightened awareness in the international technical decommissioning community of the timeliness to review and address the needs of these research institutes in planning for and eventually performing the decommissioning of these facilities. By using the reactors already undergoing decommissioning as test beds for evaluating enhanced or new/innovative technologies for decommissioning, it is possible that new techniques could be made available for those future research reactor decommissioning projects. Potentially, the new technologies will result in: reduced radiation doses to the work force, larger safety margins in performing decommissioning and cost and schedule savings to the research institutes in performing the decommissioning of these facilities. Testing of these enhanced technologies for decontamination, dismantling, characterization, remote operations and worker protection are critical to furthering advancements in the technical specialty of decommissioning. Furthermore, regulatory acceptance and routine utilization for future research reactor decommissioning will be assured by testing and developing these technologies in realistically contaminated environments prior to use in the research reactors. The decommissioning of the CP-5 Research Reactor is currently in the final phase of dismantlement. In this paper the authors present results of work performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in the development, testing and deployment of innovative and/or enhanced technologies for the decommissioning of research reactors.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00751914

Medium: P; Size: 19 pages

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  • International Atomic Energy Agency 2nd Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) for the Coordinated Research Program (CRP) on Decommissioning Techniques for Research Reactors, Taejon (KR), 02/12/2000--02/19/2000

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  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP-101100
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 751914
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710953

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Bhattacharyya, S. K. & Boing, L. E. Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor, article, February 17, 2000; Argonne, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710953/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.