Removal of the liquid waste storage tank LV-2 in JRTF, 1; Preparatory works
Satomi, Shinichi; Kanayama, Fumihiko ; Hagiya, Kazuaki; Myodo, Masato ; Kobayashi, Tadayoshi; Tomii, Hiroyuki; Tachibana, Mitsuo
Dismantling activities of equipments in JAERI's Reprocessing Test Facility (JRTF) started from 1996 as a part of decommissioning of this facility. The large liquid waste storage tank LV-2 is scheduled to remove out as a whole tank without cutting in pieces from the annex building B to confirm safety and efficiency of this method from 2006. Before removal of the LV-2 tank, some preparatory works were carried out such as opening of concrete wall (LV-2 room) for the entrance of workers and materials, removal of pipes connected to the LV-2 tank, and decontamination of radioactive sludge in the LV-2 tank. Useful data were collected on manpower, radiation control and waste amount through the preparatory works, and work efficiency was analyzed by use of these data. It was compared manpower between core boring and hand-breaker crushing activities in the concrete wall opening work. It was also confirmed that local exposure of worker could be reduced in large extent by an addition of vinyl chloride cover on worker's ventilated suit.