Radiation Protection During Decommissioning of the MRT and RFT Material-Research Multi-Loop Reactors at the National Research Center – Kurchatov Institute

Stopped and prepared-for-decommissioning MR and RFT multi-loop materials-research reactors are sources of radiation danger. The radiation protection was optimized to secure radiation safety for workers and the public during decommissioning of the reactors. This lowered significantly the individual and collective effective radiation dose to workers and reduced the number of workers required for radiation-hazardous work.

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Translated from Atomnaya Énergiya,Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 104–110, August, 2013.

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Volkov, V.G., Zverkov, Y.A., Ivanov, O.P. et al. Radiation Protection During Decommissioning of the MRT and RFT Material-Research Multi-Loop Reactors at the National Research Center – Kurchatov Institute. At Energy 115, 123–129 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-013-9759-y

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Keywords

  • Fuel Assembly
  • Radiation Protection
  • Kurchatov Institute
  • Radiation Safety
  • Radioactive Contamination