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Title: Decommissioning handbook

Abstract

This document is a compilation of information pertinent to the decommissioning of surplus nuclear facilities. This handbook is intended to describe all stages of the decommissioning process including selection of the end product, estimation of the radioactive inventory, estimation of occupational exposures, description of the state-of-the-art in re decontamination, remote csposition of wastes, and estimation of program costs. Presentation of state-of-the-art technology and data related to decommissioning will aid in consistent and efficient program planning and performance. Particular attention is focused on available technology applicable to those decommissioning activities that have not been accomplished before, such as remote segmenting and handling of highly activated 1100 MW(e) light water reactor vessel internals and thick-walled reactor vessels. A summary of available information associated with the planning and estimating of a decommissioning program is also presented. Summarized in particular are the methodologies associated with the calculation and measurement of activated material inventory, distribution, and surface dose level, system contamination inventory and distribution, and work area dose levels. Cost estimating techniques are also presented and the manner in which to account for variations in labor costs as impacting labor-intensive work activities is explained.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nuclear Energy Services, Inc., Danbury, CT (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6628482
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV/10128-1; RLO/SFM-80-3
TRN: 81-004581
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; DECOMMISSIONING; MANUALS; DECONTAMINATION; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; BWR TYPE REACTORS; COST; DIAGRAMS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; INVENTORIES; PLANNING; PWR TYPE REACTORS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; REACTOR VESSELS; REMOTE HANDLING; CLEANING; CONTAINERS; DOCUMENT TYPES; DOSES; MANAGEMENT; REACTORS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing; 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989); 220900 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 400702 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials

Citation Formats

Manion, W J, and LaGuardia, T S. Decommissioning handbook. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6628482.
Manion, W J, & LaGuardia, T S. Decommissioning handbook. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6628482
Manion, W J, and LaGuardia, T S. 1980. "Decommissioning handbook". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6628482. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6628482.
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abstractNote = {This document is a compilation of information pertinent to the decommissioning of surplus nuclear facilities. This handbook is intended to describe all stages of the decommissioning process including selection of the end product, estimation of the radioactive inventory, estimation of occupational exposures, description of the state-of-the-art in re decontamination, remote csposition of wastes, and estimation of program costs. Presentation of state-of-the-art technology and data related to decommissioning will aid in consistent and efficient program planning and performance. Particular attention is focused on available technology applicable to those decommissioning activities that have not been accomplished before, such as remote segmenting and handling of highly activated 1100 MW(e) light water reactor vessel internals and thick-walled reactor vessels. A summary of available information associated with the planning and estimating of a decommissioning program is also presented. Summarized in particular are the methodologies associated with the calculation and measurement of activated material inventory, distribution, and surface dose level, system contamination inventory and distribution, and work area dose levels. Cost estimating techniques are also presented and the manner in which to account for variations in labor costs as impacting labor-intensive work activities is explained.},
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place = {United States},
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