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During the last two decades, use of charged particle accelerators has developed considerably. Studied the possible activation around charged particle accelerators in installations where appreciable amounts of activated waste can arise at decommissioning. Created an inventory of the decommissioning problem of accelerators in the EU, characterized the activation of three reference accelerators and their shielding, estimated the dismantling techniques, costs and potential waste volumes, and makes recommendations for prevention. A questionnaire was used to gather and process information on the technical and decommissioning aspects of the EU particle accelerator park. The selection of three representative cases was made based on the preliminary classification of accelerators taking into account the nature of the source term, the different types of beam load or use, and the size of the installations.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19151 EN (1999), 220pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7222-X
Record Number: 199911337 / Last updated on: 1999-09-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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