Investigation report on the ruptured glove of ash removing room in the waste treatment building No.1 in JAERI Tokai Research Establishment
JAERI's Internal Investigation Group on the Ruptured Glove; Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management
On November 21st, 2001, the glove rupture arose at an incinerator of Waste Treatment Building No.1 in JAERI Tokai Research Establishment. In order to examine the cause and recurrence prevention measure of the rupture, JAERI's Internal Investigation Group on the Ruptured Glove investigated the conditions of the incinerator including ash removing equipment and the glove, types and properties of waste which was incinerated on that day, and background factor of the trouble in cooperation with Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management.As the result, the causes of the rupture were that the solidification of liquid scintillator waste was insufficient, that the protective cover of the glove does not have pressure resistance and the degraded glove was used. For preventing the recurrence of the trouble, the direct confirmation of the solidification condition, the installation of protective cover for the glove, the improvement of the management of the glove, review of manuals and education and training were carried out.