FIR 1 Triga activity inventories for decommissioning planning

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Abstract

The objective of the study has been to estimate the residual activity in the decommissioning waste of TRIGA Mark II type research reactor FiR 1 in Finland. Neutron flux distributions were calculated with Monte Carlo code MCNP. These were used in ORIGEN-S point-depletion code to calculate the neutron induced activity of materials at different time points by modelling the irradiation history and radioactive decay. The knowledge of radioactive inventory of irradiated materials is important in the planning of the decommissioning activities and is essential for predicting the radiological impact to personnel and environment. Decommissioning waste consists mainly of ordinary concrete, aluminium, steel and graphite parts. Results include uncertainties due to assumptions on material compositions and possible diffusion of gaseous nuclides. Comparison to activity inventory estimates of two other decommissioned research reactors is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Preparation for Decommissioning (PREDEC 2016)
PublisherOECD
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Preparation for Decommissioning (PREDEC 2016) - Lyon, France
Duration: 16 Feb 201618 Feb 2016
https://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/wpdd/predec2016/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Preparation for Decommissioning (PREDEC 2016)
Abbreviated titlePREDEC 2016
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period16/02/1618/02/16
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