Decommissioning a Tritium Glove-Box Facility
A large glove-box facility for handling reactive metal tritides was decommissioned. Major sections of the glove box were decontaminated and disassembled for reuse at another tritium facility. To achieve the desired results, decontamination required repeated washing, first with organic liquids, then with water and detergents. Worker protection was provided by simple ventilation, which was combined with careful monitoring of the work areas and employees. Several innovative techniques are described.
KeywordsTritium Concentration Work Protection Benzyl Ether Rubber Gasket Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
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