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The study consisted of the assignment of one of LAINSA's engineers to the EU BR3 Pilot dismantling project, belonging to SCK/CEN and relating to two main activities. First, decontamination tests have been performed on different metallic pieces coming from the primary circuit. Two techniques have been selected to compare parameters such as a chemical efficiency, decontamination factor, waste treatment and radiological aspects. The aim was to choose the most suitable technique to decontaminate up to values below the permitted levels. This will reduce considerably the quantity of wastes from the dismantling of the BR3. Second, the implementation of the ALARA principle in all dismantling activities was considered very important. The application of some techniques to optimise the radiological protection has been one of the key points in the dismantling project to reduce collective and individual dose. Preliminary results showed that the methodology used for predicting doses had been reliable and useful. By means of various records, a database was created and will be useful for future applications in other dismantling projects.

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Authors: MARTINEZ R J, Lainsa (ES);PÉREZ E A, Lainsa (ES);MASSAUT V, SCK/CEN, Mol (BE);KLEIN M, SCK/CEN, Mol (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16645 EN (1995) 80 pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5114-7
Record Number: 199511559 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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