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The increasing difficulties in the transport of nuclear materials are raising costs and producing delays in sample analysis. As a consequence, the cost savings involved in sending analysts to perform on site measurements with correspondingly fewer samples to be transported to outside laboratories has meant that measurements on site has become an attractive alternative. A compact laboratory facility for the input/output analysis of fissile material on site at the Sellafield reprocessing plant, GB, is being constructed at the request of DG XVII (European Safeguards Directorate). The laboratory is being built to a design concept provided by the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Karlsruhe in cooperation with DG XVII. It is schedules for hot commissioning at the end of 1997 and will be operated by teams of analysts from ITU. It is intended to set up a similar facility (Laboratoire sur site) at the reprocessing plat at La Hague. The concept is discussed in this paper.

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Authors: JOZEFOWICZ L C, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);SCHNEIDER H G, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);KOCH L, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);BLOHM-HIEBER U, CEC Luxembourg (LU);KLOECKNER W F, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : Fourth International Conference on Nuclear and Radiochemistry, St Malo (FR), September 8-13, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39889 ORA
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