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Industrial Experience of Waste Management in a Tritium Plant

Ph. Guetat, S. Rochefort, J. P. Daclin, C. Douche

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 56 / Number 2 / August 2009 / Pages 794-798

Safety and Environment / Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2)

In the context of fusion reactor development, it is important to predict waste stream, efficiency of waste treatment and interaction between waste management and environment.

This paper intends to summarize the experience of CEA in this field, gives some global ratios in technical environmental and economical terms, so that it can help for dimensioning or selecting treatment installations for other industrial plant. CEA has a complete management of tritiated waste, including cutting, melting in furnace, vapor decontamination treatment of organic waste and detritiation of glove boxes. Measurements of drums out-gassing are systematically performed. Relations between out-gassing and content are discussed. Ratios HT/HTO are presented. This experience shows that pure tritiated waste can be neutralized and managed with relatively few releases.

 
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