Removal of the Materials Test Reactor overhead working reservoir
- Lunis, B. C.
- United States : [publisher not identified], 1975.
[Oak Ridge, Tennessee] : [U.S. Atomic Energy Commission], 1975.
- Physical Description:
- microfiche : negative ; 11 x 15 cm
- Salient features of the removal of an excessed contaminated facility, the Materials Test Reactor (MTR) overhead working reservoir (OWR) from the Test Reactor Area to the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory are described. The 125-ton OWR was an overhead 160,000- gallon-capacity tank approximately 193 feet high which supplied cooling water to the MTR. Radiation at ground level beneath the tank was 5 mR/hr and approximately 600 mR/hr at the exterior surface of the tank. Sources ranging from 3 R/hr to in excess of 500 R/hr exist within the tank. The tank interior is contaminated with uranium, plutonium, and miscellaneous fission products. The OWR was lowered to ground level with the use of explosive cutters. Dismantling, decontamination, and disposal were performed by Aerojet Nuclear Company maintenance forces. (auth)
- Report Numbers:
- Other Subject(s):
- *RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING- SOLID WASTES
- *TANKS- DECONTAMINATION
- 400702* -Chemistry-Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials
- FISSION PRODUCTS
- MTR REACTOR
- N40420* -Chemistry-Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials
- N52200 -Nuclear Materials & Waste Management-Disposal & Storage
- RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL
- RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT
- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission depository collection.
- DOE contract number: E(10-1)-1375
NSA number: NSA-33-007000
OSTI Identifier 4154299
Research organization: Aerojet Nuclear Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho (USA).
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