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Measurement Method of Final Residual Radioactivity of Radioactive Metallic Waste for Clearance
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Measurement Method of Final Residual Radioactivity of Radioactive Metallic Waste for Clearance
Seo, Bumkyoung; Ji, Youngyong; Hong, Sangbum; Lee, Keunwoo; Moon, Jeikwon;
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It has been continuously generated the requirement for the replacement of the main components such as a steam generator due to the deterioration of the nuclear power plant all around the world. Also, a large amount of radioactive metal was generated during the decommissioning in a short period. It is required to make an accurate measurement of the residual radioactivity for recycling the metal waste for releasing from regulatory control. In planning the measurement procedures, the influence of geometry, self-absorption, density and other relevant factors on the representativeness of the measurements should be considered for the decommissioning metal waste. In this study, the method for measurement procedures, the source term evaluation, the ways to secure representative samples, the measurement device for wide area and the self-absorption correction factors for different density were evaluated. The metal samples for measurement were prepared for securing the simple geometry and representative by melting process. The developed correction method for measuring the radioactivity a variety density of metal waste could improve the reliability of the evaluation results for clearance.
Free release;Clearance;Metal waste;Residual radioactivity;Representative sample;Density correction;
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