Preparations for decommissioning the MR research reactor at the Russian Science Center Kurchatov institute
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The preparations of the MP research loop reactor for decommissioning are described. After final shutdown in 1993, a system of measures to ensure the required level of nuclear and radiation safety for the complex was implemented and a concept and fundamental program for decommissioning the reactor were developed. The variant DECON was taken as the base variant for decommissioning — immediate staged disassembly of structures and equipment, including disassembly of in-vessel structures of the RFT predecessor reactor which are stored in a central room of the reactor. The main results of the work performed to normalize the radiation conditions in the central room and to examine the safety-and-control system repository in this room are presented.
KeywordsFuel Assembly Reactor Facility Russian Science Center Kurchatov Institute Central Room Loop Channel
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