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Technology development for decommissioning in FUGEN and current status

Kitamura, Koichi; Sano, Kazuya; Nakamura, Yasuyuki; Matsushima, Akira; Matsuo, Hidehiko; Ishiyama, Masahiro; Haneda, Takahiro; Tezuka, Masashi

The decommissioning program of proto-type Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) FUGEN has started in 2008 as first decommissioning of the commercial-scale water reactor. It consists of four periods, considering the transportation of spent fuels and the radioactive decrease of highly activated materials. It is expected that the whole program of decommissioning will be completed until 2028.Now, the decommissioning is under the first period, spent fuels and heavy water has been carrying out from FUGEN, and a part of the turbine system with relatively low radioactive contamination has been dismantled. FUGEN has a complicated core structure consisting 224 fuel channels with pressure tubes and calandria tank, etc. and used heavy water as moderator, unlike other light water reactor. So, the dismantling technology of the reactor core and the decontamination technology of tritium in heavy water system, etc. have been studying in order to dismantle them safely. In this presentation, the contents of the decommissioning program and its current status, the studying situation of dismantling technology of reactor core using Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ) which is a candidate of cutting technologies, the examination of tritium decontamination in heavy water system, the study for C-14 penetrated into concrete structure will be presented mainly.

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