The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium

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The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Plasma Physics Laboratory of Princeton University (PPPL) was the first fusion reactor fueled by a mixture of deuterium and tritium (D-T) to be decommissioned in the world. The decommissioning was performed over a period of three years and was completed safely, on schedule, and under budget. Provided is an overview of the project and detail of various factors which led to the success of the project. Discussion will cover management of the project, engineering planning before the project started and during the field work as it was being performed, training of workers ... continued below

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Gentile, Charles A.; Perry, Erik; Rule, Keith; Williams, Michael; Parsells, Robert; Viola, Michael et al. October 28, 2003.

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The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Plasma Physics Laboratory of Princeton University (PPPL) was the first fusion reactor fueled by a mixture of deuterium and tritium (D-T) to be decommissioned in the world. The decommissioning was performed over a period of three years and was completed safely, on schedule, and under budget. Provided is an overview of the project and detail of various factors which led to the success of the project. Discussion will cover management of the project, engineering planning before the project started and during the field work as it was being performed, training of workers in the field, the novel adaptation of tools from other industry, and the development of an innovative process for the use of diamond wire to segment the activated/contaminated vacuum vessel. The success of the TFTR decommissioning provides a viable model for the decommissioning of D-T burning fusion devices in the future.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00820120

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  • Other Information: PBD: 28 Oct 2003

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3896
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/820120 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 820120
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc735658

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Gentile, Charles A.; Perry, Erik; Rule, Keith; Williams, Michael; Parsells, Robert; Viola, Michael et al. The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium, report, October 28, 2003; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc735658/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.