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Review of Plant Decontamination Methods

  • John F. Remark
  • Alan D. Miller

Abstract

In these days of continuous pressure to lower the maximum manrem exposure limits, the increasing emphasis on plant availability and the increasing number of repairs, backfitting and inspections, decontamination techniques are becoming increasingly important in the operation of a commercial nuclear plant. Operating experience indicates that contaminated components may need to be decontaminated to help plant personnel comply with their ALARA program. Decontamination techniques are also needed in order to remove a component to a non-radiation area for inspection or repair, or for shipment off-site to a nonlicensed vendor for refurbishment, repair or disposal.

Keywords

Steam Generator Electric Power Research Institute Decontamination Factor Nuclear Site Corrosion Film 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Remark
    • 1
  • Alan D. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Babcock & Wilcox Co.LynchburgUSA
  2. 2.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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