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Refurbishment of the Tritium Laboratory from NIPNE Romania

Lidia Matei, C. Postolache

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 60 / Number 3 / October 2011 / Pages 1021-1024

Contamination and Waste / Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology /

The Tritium Laboratory from NIPNE, Romania has been commissioned as part of Radioisotope Research and Production Center in 1976. The Tritium Laboratory is in the refurbishment process. A project POS Priority Axis 2 and several national research projects financially support the upgrading works, which involves dismantling of the used equipment and facilities.

In this paper the preliminary refurbishment activities are described as follows:

- Radiological features for inventory of radioactive and non-radioactive wastes resulted from the cleanup activities

- Decommissioning of the used equipments (glass tritium manifolds, facility for removal of labile tritium, facilities for radio chromatographic assays and endurance tests)

- cleaning up of boxes and hoods.

The new facilities have been introduced in cleaned boxes and radiochemical hoods.

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