European Research Reactor Conference (RRFM-2020), 12–15 October, 2020 (onlain)

Liquid SNF Removal and Decommissioning of IIN-3M Research Reactor
Liquid SNF Removal and Decommissioning of IIN-3M Research Reactor

Denis V. Derganov, Ilia V. Kuzmin (SOSNY R&D Company, Russian Federation), Sapar A. Baitelesov, Fakhrulla R. Kungurov (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan), Vladimir Mikhal, Umar S. Salikhbayev (Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, IAEA)

 

European Research Reactor Conference (RRFM-2020), 12–15 October, 2020 (onlain)

 

The Radiation and Technological Complex (RTC) was operated by JSC 'Foton' (Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan) from 1975 to 2015. It included several radiation-hazardous facilities, such as the IIN-3М reactor facility, two gamma-irradiation facilities (ISSLEDOVATEL and RKhM), an isotope storage facility, and auxiliary systems and equipment. In 2012, a decision was taken to remove the liquid spent nuclear fuel (LSNF) from the site and decommission the JSC 'Foton' RTC. A rapid elimination of the RTC site to ensure the unrestricted use of the area was considered the first choice.

The main tasks were to dismantle all buildings and facilities on the RTC site, remove all radioactive and household waste, and reconvert the land for further economic use. The paper gives a brief description of the JSC 'Foton' RTC, the tasks solved during the liquid SNF removal and decommissioning of the radiation-hazardous facilities, the scope of work performed, the technologies used and the project output.

 

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