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The Joint European Torus project was set up by EURATOM in late 1970s in order to study the feasibility of controlled Nuclear Fusion. The experimental device has been operating since 1984 and comprises a toroidal shaped vacuum vessel in which high temperature plasma is created and controlled.

During late 1997 a series of experiments were performed which resulted in the torus becoming radioactive to a level which prohibited access for around one year. Almost immediately after the experiments a major modification to the JET torus was required using only remote handling methods. This paper describes the preparations and implementation of this first fully remote handling shutdown for JET. .

Additional information

Authors: ROLFE A, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: JET-P(98)74
Record Number: 199910839 / Last updated on: 1999-06-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en