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Decommissioning of Pools in Nuclear Facilities

English STI/PUB/1697 978-92-0-103115-0
197 81 55.00 2015

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Pools or ponds are usually an integrated part of a more complex nuclear facility, but in some particular cases pools may be considered as a separate nuclear facility with a specific license. A number of nuclear installations utilize pools for the cooling of spent fuel, or the shielding of research reactor cores or irradiator sources. Over a service lifetime that can span decades, nuclear pools may become contaminated as a result of the deposition of radioactive substances. Relevant aspects of pool decommissioning covered in this publication include project planning and management, health and safety, and the management of resulting waste.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Facilities, Radioactive Waste Management, Radioactive Decontamination, Pool Decommissioning, Nuclear Waste Treatment, Dismantling, Demolition, Health, Safety, Spent Fuels

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