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Atomic Energy

, Volume 104, Issue 5, pp 335–341 | Cite as

Preparations for decommissioning the MR research reactor at the Russian Science Center Kurchatov institute

  • V. G. Volkov
  • Yu. A. Zverkov
  • V. I. Kolyadin
  • A. V. Lemus
  • V. D. Muzrukova
  • V. I. Pavlenko
  • S. G. Semenov
  • S. Yu. Fadin
  • A. D. Shisha
Articles

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fuel Assembly Reactor Facility Russian Science Center Kurchatov Institute Central Room Loop Channel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Volkov
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Zverkov
    • 1
  • V. I. Kolyadin
    • 1
  • A. V. Lemus
    • 1
  • V. D. Muzrukova
    • 1
  • V. I. Pavlenko
    • 1
  • S. G. Semenov
    • 1
  • S. Yu. Fadin
    • 1
  • A. D. Shisha
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Science Center Kurchatov InstituteKurchatovRussia

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