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This is the first annual progress report of the European Community's Programme (1989-93) of research on decommissioning of nuclear installations. It shows the status of the programme on 31 December 1990. The work to be carried out under the 41 research contracts is described, as well as initial work performed and first results obtained. The 1989-1993 programme covers the following areas: Research and development projects concerning the following subjects: Area No. 1: Long-term integrity of building and systems; Area No. 2: Decontamination for decommissioning purposes; Area No. 3: Dismantling techniques; Area No. 4: Treatment of specific waste materials: steel, concrete and graphite; Area No. 5: Qualification and adaptation of remote-controlled semi-autonomous manipulator systems; Area No. 6: Estimation of the quantities of radioactive wastes arising from the decommissioning of nuclear installations in the Community. Identification of guiding principles relating to: - the design and operation of nuclear installations, with a view to simplifying their subsequent decommissioning; - the decommissioning operations, with a view to making occupational radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable; - the technical elements of a Community policy in this field. Testing of new techniques in practice: - pilot projects; - alternative tests; - staff secondment.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14227 EN (1991) 168 pp., FS, ECU 27
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Record Number: 199210362 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en