Dismantling RM2 (Radio-Metallurgy Laboratory)
[07:34 min] 15 March 2011

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This facility was built in the late 60's to carry out destructive examinations of samples of irradiated fuel, very rich in plutonium and was in operation from 1967 to 1983. The aim was to extract the fuel from its protective covering, cut it into strips and put them through various tests. The decommissioning objective was to reduce the installation to its initial state. A world first! The operation was carried out in two stages: first, from 1990 to 1996, it was cleaned and radioactivity removed and then dismantled. In the video these two procedures can be seen in detail. Decision has been taken to demolish the civil works of all the concrete cells, this work will start in 2008.