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Decommissioning program and future plan for research hot laboratory

Umino, Akira; Saito, Mitsuo; Kanazawa, Hiroyuki; Koya, Toshio; Okamoto, Hisato; Sekino, Hajime*; Nishino, Yasuharu

The Research Hot Laboratory (RHL) in Japan Atomic Research Institute (JAERI) was constructed in 1961, as the first one in JAPAN, to perform the examinations of irradiated fuels and materials. RHL with two floors and a basement consists of 10 heavy concrete cells, and 38 lead cells (20 lead cells at present). The RHL had been contributed to research program in JAERI. However, RHL is the one of target 'A middle-range decommissioning plan for the facility in Tokai Research Establishment' as the rationalization program for decrepit facilities in JAERI. Therefore, all PIEs had been finished in March 2003 and the dismantling works of hot cells have been started. The 18 lead cells had been dismantled. The examinations performed in RHL will be succeeded to the RFEF and the WASTEF. The partial area of RHL facility will be used for the temporary storage of un-irradiated fuel samples used for our previous research works and radioactive device generated in proton accelerator facility (called J-PARC).

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