Decontamination for Continued Operation: An Industry-Wide Approach

  • J. E. LeSurf
  • H. E. Tilbe


Several reasons are discussed why decontamination is desirable now, and will become increasingly necessary in future years. It is recommended that an industry-wide strategy be developed to cope with radiation problems in general and decontamination requirements in particular.


Radiation Exposure Radiation Field Nuclear Power Station Nuclear Industry Decontamination Factor 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    J.E. LeSurf, Control of Radiation Exposures at CANDU Nuclear Power Stations, J. Brit. Nuclr. Energy Soc., 16, No. 1, pp. 53–61 (Jan. 1977)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    B. Montford, Decontamination by Cycling Techniques at the Douglas Point Nuclear Generating Station, Proc. Am. Pwr. Conf., 35, pp. 902–914 (Mar. 1973)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    A. Flynn, W. Nelson, W. Warner, D. McCormick, Thermal Sleeve Failure and Repairs–Indian Point #1 Nuclear Unit (285 MW), Nuclear Technology, 25, pp. 13–31 (Jan. 1975)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, ICRP Publication 26, Pergamon Press, 1, No. 3 (1977)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Biological Effects of Ionising Radiation, III Report, prepared by the BEIR Committee for the National Academy of Sciences (May 1979)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Risks Associated with Nuclear Power: A Critical Review of the Literature - Summary and Synthesis Chapter, prepared by the Committee on Literature Survey of Risks Associated with Nuclear Power for the NAS Committee on Science and Public Policy (May 1979)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    M. Rohner, G.E. Casey, Decontaminating Heat Exchange Equipment Enhances Personnel Safety for Maintenance, Power, pp. 82–85 (Dec. 1978)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    P.J. Pettit, J.E. LeSurf, W.B. Stewart, R.J. Strickert, S.B. Vaughan, Decontamination of the Douglas Point Reactor by the CAN-DECON Process, CORROSION/78 Conference, Paper No. 39 (Mar. 1978)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    A. Van der Linde, A.C. Letsch, E.M. Hornsveld, Some bservations on Pitting Corrosion in the Zircaloy Cladding of Fuel Pins Irradiated in a PWR Loop, Netherlands Energy Research Foundation Report No. ECN-51 (Nov. 1978)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    G.F. Taylor, Heat Exchanger Tubing Materials for CANDU Nuclear Generating Stations, Proc. Nuclr. Congress of Rome, pp. 251–266 (Mar. 1978)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    P.A. Ross-Ross, E.J. Adams, D.F. Dixon, R. Metcalfe, Performance and Reliability of Primary Circuit Components in CANDU Reactors, Proc. 1st European Nuclr. Conf. (Apr. 1975), Progress in Nuclear Energy series, Pergamon Press, 6 (1976)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    G.G. Legg, Reducing Radiation Exposure in CANDU Power Plants, Technical Paper No. 5/22 at NUCLEX 75 (Oct. 1975)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    A. Hedgran, B. Lindell, PQR - A Special Way of Thinking?, Health Physics, 19, p. 121 (Jul. 1970)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    H.J. Dunster, A.S. McLean, The Use of Risk Estimates in Setting and Using Basic Radiation Protection Standards, Health Physics, 19, p. 121 (Jul. 1970)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    J.J. Cohen, Plowshare: New Challenge for Health Physicist, Health Physics, 19, pp. 633–639 (Nov. 1970)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    R. Wilson, Man-rem, Economics and Risk in the Nuclear Power Industry, Nuclear News, pp. 28–30 (Feb. 1972)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    New NRC Ruling Provides Appendix 1 Compliance, Nuclear News, pp. 38–39 (Oct. 1975)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    R. Wilson, G.A. Vivian, C. Bieber, D.A. Watson, G.G. Legg, Man-rem Expenditure and Management in Ontario Hydro Nuclear Power Stations, presented at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the Health Physics Society (Jul. 1975)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    C. Bieber, A Methodology for Costing Man-rem, Ontario Hydro Report (Unclassified), HPD-76–4 (Mar. 1976)Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    R. Collins, R.A. James, Design Worth of Radiation Exposure Reduction, Proc. of the 5th Intnl Conf. on Reactor Shielding, pp. 309–316 (Apr. 1977)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    D. Beninson, Modern Trends in Radiation Protection, presented at the Topical Review Meeting on Water Chemistry and Materials in Nuclear Reactors, organized by the Argentine Atomic Energy Commission (Buenos Aires) (Apr. 1979)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. LeSurf
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. E. Tilbe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.London Nuclear Decontamination LimitedNiagara FallsUSA
  2. 2.London Nuclear Services Inc.Niagara FallsUSA

Personalised recommendations