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Title: Baseline Radiological Conditions for the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Restart

Abstract

The Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) facility, located on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), northwest of the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC), has been in programmatic shutdown for more than twenty-three years. Construction of TREAT by the Teller Construction Co., Portland, Oregon, was started in February, 1958, and completed in early November, 1958. The reactor first achieved criticality on February 23, 1959. Operations continued until April 28, 1994, when the reactor was shut down due to the lack of a programmatic mission. Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified a need to resume transient testing of new reactor fuels. The Resumption of Transient Testing Program (RTTP) has readied the TREAT facility to resume transient testing operations. The first reactor criticality since the shut down in 1994 was achieved on November 14, 2017. This report details the radiological measurements taken in the TREAT Reactor Building and the surrounding environment prior to and just after its restart in order to characterize the radiological conditions that existed prior to and during the initial restart operations. The authors would like to acknowledge the support from RTTP Management and the TREAT Operations staff for allowing the extensive radiological surveys, as well as the health physicsmore » technicians from the INL Radiological Control organization who performed many of the measurements referenced in this report.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1467479
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-18-45035-Rev000
TRN: US1902745
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; NUCLEAR FUELS; TREAT REACTOR; TESTING; Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Restart; baseline radiological conditions; Resumption of Transient Testing Program (RTTP); reactor criticality

Citation Formats

Burke, Lawrence L., Hendricks, Terry N., Kanter, Seth J., Morgan, Cheré D., and Broussard, David J. Baseline Radiological Conditions for the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Restart. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1467479.
Burke, Lawrence L., Hendricks, Terry N., Kanter, Seth J., Morgan, Cheré D., & Broussard, David J. Baseline Radiological Conditions for the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Restart. United States. doi:10.2172/1467479.
Burke, Lawrence L., Hendricks, Terry N., Kanter, Seth J., Morgan, Cheré D., and Broussard, David J. Sun . "Baseline Radiological Conditions for the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Restart". United States. doi:10.2172/1467479. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1467479.
@article{osti_1467479,
title = {Baseline Radiological Conditions for the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Restart},
author = {Burke, Lawrence L. and Hendricks, Terry N. and Kanter, Seth J. and Morgan, Cheré D. and Broussard, David J.},
abstractNote = {The Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) facility, located on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), northwest of the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC), has been in programmatic shutdown for more than twenty-three years. Construction of TREAT by the Teller Construction Co., Portland, Oregon, was started in February, 1958, and completed in early November, 1958. The reactor first achieved criticality on February 23, 1959. Operations continued until April 28, 1994, when the reactor was shut down due to the lack of a programmatic mission. Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified a need to resume transient testing of new reactor fuels. The Resumption of Transient Testing Program (RTTP) has readied the TREAT facility to resume transient testing operations. The first reactor criticality since the shut down in 1994 was achieved on November 14, 2017. This report details the radiological measurements taken in the TREAT Reactor Building and the surrounding environment prior to and just after its restart in order to characterize the radiological conditions that existed prior to and during the initial restart operations. The authors would like to acknowledge the support from RTTP Management and the TREAT Operations staff for allowing the extensive radiological surveys, as well as the health physics technicians from the INL Radiological Control organization who performed many of the measurements referenced in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/1467479},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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