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Radioactive waste management technologies used in rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated facilities and areas at the RRC 'Kurchatov Institute' site

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Activities on rehabilitation of eleven temporary radwaste repositories are currently underway at the RRC 'Kurchatov Institute'. Technologies used for exploratory drilling of repositories, their radiation survey, cleaning fill-up soil from the repository ceilings and opening the ceilings, RW extraction, sorting and packing in containers are presented. The radiation situation at the repository site as a whole was monitored with the help of a new gamma locator. These activities resulted in extraction and removal from the Kurchatov Institute site for long-term storage of more than 600 m³ of the waste with the total activity over 3.8 × 1012Bq (about 105 Ci).

Keywords: rehabilitation activity, radioactive contamination, decontamination, specific activity, radioactive waste processing, dose rate measurements, radioactive waste management, Russia, nuclear waste storage, nuclear energy, nuclear power, nuclear technology, nuclear safety, radiation safety

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