Nuclear Decom '92 : Decommissioning of Radioactive Facilities - International Conference
The development of decommissioning programmes for nuclear installations is of increasing interest to engineers. The major aim is to maintain public safety while developing site management strategies and waste management techniques. This conference brought together experts in the field of decommissioning from all over the world. Discussion of the engineering problems involved in decommissioning covered many topics and included accounts of procedures in France, Germany, Japan and the United States, as well as the strategies adopted in Britain's various nuclear facilities. The papers presented at the conference are collected in this volume.
- Paperback | 254 pages
- 200 x 250mm | 698g
- 01 Jan 1992
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Professional Engineering Publishing
- Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Planning and strategy for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities; an overview of the United States decommissioning programme with selected examples of current technology and environmental compliance; in situ decommissioning - the radical approach for nuclear power stations; strategy for decommissioning of energy producing nuclear power stations in France; decommissioning of the caesium extracion plant at Sellafield; decommissioning of blocks 1 to 5 of the Greifswald NPS (KGR); decommissioning strategy for an independent spent fuel storage facility; B 204 reprocessing plant decommissioning project at Sellafield; the regulation of decommissioning nuclear power reactors in practice; estimation of the radionuclide inventory of the Windscale advanced gas-cooled reactor; the development of a computer code for estimating radiation source terms; assessment of radioactive inventories and radiation levels for decommissioning of civil power reactors; contamination of stainless steel process piping with radioactive cobalt colloids and methods for decontamination; chemical decontamination for decommissioning with application of DECOHA technology on metal, concrete and brickwork; application of a computer code "DOMAIN" for dose management and ALARP in decommissioning; challenges and solutions for the decommissioning of production scale plutonium facilities; decommissioning waste - less volume, less cost; why didn't you think about decommissioning when you designed it?; design improvements to facilitate decommissioning; overview of a decommissioning development programme; decommissioning experience of the Japan power demonstration reactor; the Windscale advanced gas-cooled reactor - a review of major dismantling operations and waste handling; decommissioning of a pilot fuel fabrication facility at Saluggia; decommissioning Britain's gaseous diffusion plant - with special reference to volume reduction techniques; progress of decommissioning projects in Canada; preparation of the B29 spent fuel facility for post operational clean out and initial decommissioning; the remote dismantling of the Windscale pile chimneys; the Windscale piles initial decommissioning programme; decommissioning of North Group facilities at Sellafield; decommissioning in the Federal Republic of Germany - experiences, regulations and developments; decommissioning of nuclear reactor systems; stage two dismantling of the Rapsodie reactor.