Waste Technology Section
International Decommissioning Network (IDN)
Events held in 2012
The IDN in cooperation with the Technical Cooperation Department held a series of events in 2012 under the Project RER/9/120. Click here to check more information on each of them.
IDN Annual Forum 2012
The IDN Annual Forum was held in Vienna, at the IAEA Headquarters, from 6—8 November 2012. The meeting is the main annual gathering of the organisations participating in the International Decommissioning Network (IDN). Its objective is to provide a forum in which participants review the mission and work programme of the IDN and decide on future activities in the short and medium term. The meeting provides opportunities for participants to update each other and the IAEA on their own ongoing/planned decommissioning activities, and for IAEA staff to bring participants up-to-date on relevant activities within its own programme.
A comparison of laser-cutting techniques and their performance seen in Japan As provided by Dr. Satoshi Yanagihara, JAEA Lasercutting.pdf
Interesting facts and comparisons regarding laser-cutting, with thanks to Andrew Szilagyi http://www.teskolaser.com/waterjet_cutting.html
Considerations in dismantlement of the ASTRA biological shield
(Preliminary input to a CRP by Dr Franz Meyer, Seibersdorf.)
US Department of Energy contractors have successfully cut a 1.4m diameter hole into one of the underground reinforced concrete tanks at Hanford. For more information, contact Andy Szilagyi and/or read more here.