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Title: Deactivation of the EBR-II complex

In January of 1994, the Department of Energy mandated the termination of the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) Program, effective October 1, 1994. To comply with this decision, Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) prepared a plan providing detailed requirements to place the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) in a radiologically and industrially safe condition, including removal of all irradiated fuel assemblies from the reactor plant, and removal and stabilization of the primary and secondary sodium, a liquid metal used to transfer heat within the reactor plant. The ultimate goal of the deactivation process is to place the EBR-II complex in a stable condition until a decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) plan can be prepared, thereby minimizing requirements for maintenance and surveillance and maximizing the amount of time for radioactive decay. The final closure state will be achieved in full compliance with federal, state and local environmental, safety, and health regulations and requirements. The decision to delay the development of a detailed D and D plan has necessitated this current action.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
656949
Report Number(s):
ANL/ED/CP--95702; CONF-980249--
ON: TI98057808; TRN: 98:010986
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on technical options for the decommissioning of BN-350 LMFR, No City Given (Kazakhstan), 23-27 Feb 1998; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., Engineering Div., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; EBR-2 REACTOR; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; DEACTIVATION; SODIUM; LIQUID METALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; REACTOR FUELING