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As part of the initial decommissioning of the Windscale piles, the water ducts between the piles and fuel storage pond have to be cleared of sludge, fuel elements and other debris. This report describes the operational parameters and the resulting specification for a remote controlled vehicle to work in the water filled ducts. The vehicle which has been built is described, together with the programme of testing and training of the operators in both dry and wet test facilities. The results of the tests are discussed, and proposals for additional modifications are given.

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Authors: TRATT J H, AEA Technology, Windscale, Seascale (GB);WORTHINGTON P W, AEA Technology, Windscale, Seascale (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16764 EN (1996) 19pp., FS, ECU 7.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6059-6
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