Decontamination and decommissioning of the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor at Argonne National Laboratory

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The Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR), located on the Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) site, started operations in 1957. The initial rating was 20 MW(t). The rating was eventually increased to 70 MW(t) in 1959 and 100 MW(t) in 1962. The reactor was shut down in 1967 and all of the fuel was removed from the facility. The facility was placed in dry lay-up until 1986. ANL-E personnel started the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) effort in 1986. Supporting equipment such as the external steam system and some of the upper reactor components, the core riser and the top fuel shroud, were ... continued below

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Sears, L.F. & Fellhauer, C. July 1, 1995.

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The Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR), located on the Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) site, started operations in 1957. The initial rating was 20 MW(t). The rating was eventually increased to 70 MW(t) in 1959 and 100 MW(t) in 1962. The reactor was shut down in 1967 and all of the fuel was removed from the facility. The facility was placed in dry lay-up until 1986. ANL-E personnel started the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) effort in 1986. Supporting equipment such as the external steam system and some of the upper reactor components, the core riser and the top fuel shroud, were removed at that time. Characterization of the facility was also undertaken. The contract to complete the EBWR D&D Project was issued in December 1993. The initial schedule called for the final effort to be divided into five phases that were to be completed over a four year period. However, this schedule was subsequently consolidated, at the request of ANL-E, to a thirteen month period, with the on-site work to be completed by the end of 1994. The EBWR D&D Project is approximately 88% complete. A small quantity of reactor internals remains to be volume reduced along with the removal of the SFSP water treatment system. Upon completion of this work the facility will be decontaminated and a final survey completed. The planned completion of on-site work is scheduled for July 1995.

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  • 57. annual American power conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 18-20 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE95013787
  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--85768
  • Report No.: CONF-950414--6
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 93472
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc792820

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Sears, L.F. & Fellhauer, C. Decontamination and decommissioning of the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor at Argonne National Laboratory, article, July 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc792820/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.