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Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor, United States of America

Abstract

The aging of research reactors worldwide has resulted in a heightened awareness in the international decommissioning community of the timeliness to review and address the needs of research reactor operators in planning for and eventually performing the decommissioning of these types of facilities. Many reactors already undergoing decommissioning can be used as test beds for evaluating enhanced or new/innovative technologies for decommissioning; it is possible that new techniques could be made available for future research reactor-decommissioning projects. Potentially, the new technologies will result in: reduced radiation doses to the work force, larger safety margins in performing decommissioning and cost and schedule savings to the decommissioners in performing the decommissioning of these facilities. Testing of these enhanced technologies for decontamination, dismantling, characterization, remote operations and worker protection are critical to furthering advancements in the technical specialty of decommissioning. Furthermore, regulatory acceptance and routine utilization for future research decommissioning will be assured by testing and developing these technologies in realistically contaminated environments prior to their use in actual research reactor decommissioning. The decommissioning of the CP-5 Research Reactor located at the ANL-East Site has been completed. In this paper we present results of work performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in the  More>>
Authors:
Boing, L E; Bhattacharyya, S K [1] 
  1. Technology Development Division, Decommissioning Program, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 2002
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1273
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 35 refs, 7 figs, 1 tab; PBD: Feb 2002; Related Information: In: Decommissioning techniques for research reactors. Final report of a co-ordinated research project 1997-2001, 266 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ANL; APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; COST; CP-5 REACTOR; DECONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING; REACTOR DISMANTLING; REMEDIAL ACTION; SAFETY STANDARDS
OSTI ID:
20248941
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0201624020084
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 243-259
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Boing, L E, and Bhattacharyya, S K. Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor, United States of America. IAEA: N. p., 2002. Web.
Boing, L E, & Bhattacharyya, S K. Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor, United States of America. IAEA.
Boing, L E, and Bhattacharyya, S K. 2002. "Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor, United States of America." IAEA.
@misc{etde_20248941,
title = {Integration of improved decontamination and characterization technologies in the decommissioning of the CP-5 research reactor, United States of America}
author = {Boing, L E, and Bhattacharyya, S K}
abstractNote = {The aging of research reactors worldwide has resulted in a heightened awareness in the international decommissioning community of the timeliness to review and address the needs of research reactor operators in planning for and eventually performing the decommissioning of these types of facilities. Many reactors already undergoing decommissioning can be used as test beds for evaluating enhanced or new/innovative technologies for decommissioning; it is possible that new techniques could be made available for future research reactor-decommissioning projects. Potentially, the new technologies will result in: reduced radiation doses to the work force, larger safety margins in performing decommissioning and cost and schedule savings to the decommissioners in performing the decommissioning of these facilities. Testing of these enhanced technologies for decontamination, dismantling, characterization, remote operations and worker protection are critical to furthering advancements in the technical specialty of decommissioning. Furthermore, regulatory acceptance and routine utilization for future research decommissioning will be assured by testing and developing these technologies in realistically contaminated environments prior to their use in actual research reactor decommissioning. The decommissioning of the CP-5 Research Reactor located at the ANL-East Site has been completed. In this paper we present results of work performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in the development, testing and deployment of innovative and/or enhanced technologies for the decommissioning of research reactors. In addition, details are provided on other related U.S. D and D activities, which may be useful to the international research reactor D and D community. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2002}
month = {Feb}
}