FiR 1 is a TRIGA Mark II-type research reactor in Finland. It was in operation between 1962 to 2015 and will be dismantled in 2022 to 2023. Preliminary calculations of the activities in the reactor main structures were performed in an earlier stage of the decommissioning project. Samples of the activated parts of the reactor biological shield concrete were drilled in December 2018 to validate these estimates. This paper describes the calculations and gamma activity measurements performed for the activated concrete samples to determine the boundary between radioactive parts and concrete that can plausibly be free-released from regulatory control. The activities have been estimated with a two-step calculation process using the MCNP and ORIGEN-S calculation codes and measurements using an ISOCS gamma spectrometer with a high-purity germanium detector.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Nuclear Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|