Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities by W. P. Worden (auth.), Marilyn M. Osterhout (eds.)

By W. P. Worden (auth.), Marilyn M. Osterhout (eds.)

This quantity includes the invited and contributed papers pre­ sented on the American Nuclear Society (ANS) assembly on Decontamina­ tion and Decommissioning (D & D) of Nuclear amenities, held Septem­ ber 16-20, 1979, in solar Valley, Idaho. This used to be the 1st U. S. assembly of the ANS which addressed either one of those very important and similar matters. The assembly was once attended through greater than four hundred engineers, scientists, laymen, and representatives of federal, kingdom, and native governments, together with individuals from 11 international international locations. The technical classes incorporated numerous classes focusing on ongoing D & D courses within the U. S. and overseas. additionally, "new floor" was once damaged in such components as decommissioning bills and value restoration, complicated courses on reactor coolant filtration, and different parts of constant and lengthening significance to the nuclear and to shoppers. the twin sponsorship of the assembly (The ANS Reactor Operations department and the jap Idaho component to the ANS) helped spur a top quality application, a delightful place, and a excessive measure of suc­ cess in technical interchange among the attendees. As visitor speaker, we have been commemorated to have Mr. Vince Boyer of Philadelphia electrical corporation. Mr. Boyer is either a previous chairman of the ANS Reactor Operations department and a previous president of the yank Nuclear Society. His perspectives at the nuclear and of its present prestige have been informative and interesting.

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5 were obtained. The second PRTR decontamination took place in 1965. 13 The technique employed was a two-step process employing alkaline permanganate (3% KMn04) followed by a solution of ammonium citrate plus ammonium oxalate (3 to 5%). The decontamination factors obtained ranged from 12 to 350. 14 The Dow Chemical Company has developed a high concentration chemical called NS-l which has been employed to decontaminate the regenerative heat exchangers at Peachbottom 2 and 3. 15 The decontamination factor obtained was 2 to 10.

Metropolitan Edison Company was ordered to file tariffs establishing temporary rates for a period of six months (those rates which were in effect prior to the most recent rate case), to approximate elimination of TMI-2 from base rates. The Commission instituted investigations into the management practices of Metropolitan Edison Company and of Pennsylvania Electric Company during construction of TMI-2. On April 24 a prehearing conference was held before the Commission sitting en banc in which CPU presented its position.

MILLER The survey results indicate that research in progress appears to be aimed at the needs of commercial nuclear utilities except in the area of corrosion or material compatibility studies. High concentration and low concentration chemical decontamination for BWRs and PWRs that have been tested with the major materials of construction for material compatibility would be helpful to the industry. Acknowledgement This work was funded by the Electric Power Research Institute Contract No. TPS 78-816.

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