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Decontamination and Refurbishment of the Hot Fuel Examination Facility South (HFEF/S) Argon Cell

  • J. P. Bacca
  • R. L. Brookshier
  • J. C. Courtney
  • K. R. Ferguson
  • M. F. Huebner
  • J. P. Madison

Abstract

The HFEF/S argon celll is a large hot cell at the Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-West) Site of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). From the start of operations in 1964, until the fall of 1977, this hot cell was operated without personnel entry in support of United States breeder reactor programs. During the first four years it was used for remote pyrometallurgical reprocessing and refabrication of about 35 000 uraniumfissium metallic driver-fuel elements for EBR-II. Thereafter, the cell was used for nondestructive and destructive examinations of fast-reactor fuel and material experiments irradiated in EBR-II or in the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT)

Keywords

Cell Floor Strippable Coating Decontamination Method Idaho National Engineer Laboratory Central Control Room 
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References

  1. 1.
    J. C. Hesson, M. J. Feldman, and L. Burris, “Description and Proposed Operation of the Fuel Cycle Facility for the Second Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II)”, ANL-6605, April 1963.Google Scholar
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    L. Larsen and R. L. Brookshier, “Decontamination and Refurbishment of the Hot Fuel Examination Facility/South Air Cell”, Proc. 25th Conf. on Remote Syst. Technol., 1977.Google Scholar
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    J. C. Courtney and V. N. Thelen, “A Plutonium Safety Training Program”, Health Physics, Vol. 35, December 1978.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Bacca
    • 1
  • R. L. Brookshier
    • 1
  • J. C. Courtney
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. R. Ferguson
    • 1
  • M. F. Huebner
    • 1
  • J. P. Madison
    • 1
  1. 1.Argonne National LaboratoryIdaho FallsUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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