Hanford Production Reactor Decommissioning

  • R. K. Wahlen


There are nine plutonium production reactors located at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. Eight of these reactors have been shutdown, defueled, deactivated and placed in retirement. The nineth reactor is N Reactor which remains in operation. The combined thermal energy developed during operation of all nine reactors was in excess of 20,000 MWt. This required large and complex systems to dissipate the heat generated and to monitor the many parameters incidental to safe and efficient operation of the nuclear reactors.


Burial Ground Thermal Shield Final Disposition Disposition Plan Reactor Block 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Wahlen
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  1. 1.UNC Nuclear Industries — Operations Division RichlandWashingtonUSA

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