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The Joint European Torus project was set up by EURATOM in the late 1970s in order to study the feasibility of controlled Nuclear Fusion. The experimental device has been operating since 1983 and comprises a toroidal shaped vacuum vessel in which high temperature plasma is created and controlled.

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

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Authors: ROLFE A C, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: JET-P(98)89
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