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Title: Nuclear Materials Development Facility decommissioning final report

Abstract

The Nuclear Materials Development Facility (NMDF), building 055, was utilized for research, development, and production work on radiotoxic nuclear fuels, primarily /sup 239/Pu. The decision was made in FY 1982 to decommission the facility as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Surplus Facilities Management Program. The intent was to decontaminate and decommission (D and D) the NMDF to the extent it would be suitable for unrestricted use. A project plan was prepared to describe the scope of the work, the techniques used, and the equipment needed for D and D. Activity requirements and detailed work procedures were prepared to define the work required on each major segment of the decommissioning. A facility description, history, and the special techniques used during D and D are given in this report. The more significant D and D activities, which include glovebox decontamination, support area contamination, and HVAC decontamination, are summarized in this document. The NMDF was decontaminated to levels that were as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), but in all cases to levels below the limits prescribed for unrestricted use. The disposal of potentially contaminated NaK, contained in 10 bubblers that were used to purify the inert atmosphere of the glove boxes,more » also is discussed. The decommissioning of Rockwell's NMDF began in October 1982 and was completed in October 1986. Final surveys, waste shipments, and the final report were completed by March 1987. The final schedule for the project is shown in Section 5.0 (Figure 46). 48 figs., 8 tabs.« less

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Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (USA). Rocketdyne Div.
OSTI Identifier:
6530490
Report Number(s):
AI-DOE-13559
ON: DE87010784
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-81SF11565
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL FABRICATION PLANTS; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; GLOVEBOXES; CLEANING; EQUIPMENT; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing; 054000 - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Frazier, R.J., Harrison, D.J., Meyer, R.D., Schrag, F.C., and Wilson, R.C.. Nuclear Materials Development Facility decommissioning final report. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Frazier, R.J., Harrison, D.J., Meyer, R.D., Schrag, F.C., & Wilson, R.C.. Nuclear Materials Development Facility decommissioning final report. United States.
Frazier, R.J., Harrison, D.J., Meyer, R.D., Schrag, F.C., and Wilson, R.C.. 1987. "Nuclear Materials Development Facility decommissioning final report". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The Nuclear Materials Development Facility (NMDF), building 055, was utilized for research, development, and production work on radiotoxic nuclear fuels, primarily /sup 239/Pu. The decision was made in FY 1982 to decommission the facility as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Surplus Facilities Management Program. The intent was to decontaminate and decommission (D and D) the NMDF to the extent it would be suitable for unrestricted use. A project plan was prepared to describe the scope of the work, the techniques used, and the equipment needed for D and D. Activity requirements and detailed work procedures were prepared to define the work required on each major segment of the decommissioning. A facility description, history, and the special techniques used during D and D are given in this report. The more significant D and D activities, which include glovebox decontamination, support area contamination, and HVAC decontamination, are summarized in this document. The NMDF was decontaminated to levels that were as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), but in all cases to levels below the limits prescribed for unrestricted use. The disposal of potentially contaminated NaK, contained in 10 bubblers that were used to purify the inert atmosphere of the glove boxes, also is discussed. The decommissioning of Rockwell's NMDF began in October 1982 and was completed in October 1986. Final surveys, waste shipments, and the final report were completed by March 1987. The final schedule for the project is shown in Section 5.0 (Figure 46). 48 figs., 8 tabs.},
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