Issue Number:DRB-205
Phase: Design
Decommissioning Process Dismantling PCV/RPV/Buildings
Investigation Subject Decontamination
Issue Decontamination and dose rate reduction

Needs

① Decontaminating inside the PCV and the building to reduce radiation dose

Desired state and reasons for it

Since the inside of the PCV is expected to remain in a high-dose environment even after the fuel debris is retrieved, it is desirable to decontaminate in order to dismantle the PCV/RPV/buildings.
It is desirable that decontamination work can be performed in narrow areas and that it can be remotely operated. It is also desirable to make maximum use of the technology used during debris retrieval (including access) and the technology used in decommissioning of general commercial reactors.

Current state against ideal

For fuel debris retrieval, internal investigations of the PCV/RPV and radiation source surveys and decontamination in the building to improve the environment for fuel debris retrieval operations are being planned, and related R&D is being conducted in parallel.

Issues to be resolved

Based on the outcomes of Issue number: DRB-101, it is necessary to investigate the necessity and the method of decontamination. In particular, it is necessary to note that the difficulty in decontamination of the system has increased since equipment and facilities are damaged.
In some cases, it is considered that shielding technology may be required instead of decontamination.

Relevant Issues

References

Please note that this English text is a provisional translation of the Japanese original.