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This report describes research into the controlled use of explosives for the cutting and safe removal of activated and contaminated parts of nuclear facilities without impairing the overall structural integrity. Investigations were carried out on the adjustment of blasting parameters, material and structural effects, drilling techniques, particle distribution and on procedures for remote handling. The results obtained from field trials and theoretical analyses are presented, and it is concluded that the controlled usage of explosives offers a safe and favourable dismantling technique for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

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Authors: FREUND H U, Battelle Institut e.V., Frankfurt (DE);FLEISCHER C C, Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd., Southall (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14770 EN (1993) 239 pp., FS, ECU 26.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6028-1
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