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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Orano completes removal of Crystal River-3 RPV
The first piece of Crystal River-3’s reactor pressure vessel is lifted from the reactor cavity. (Photo: Orano)
The cutting and conditioning of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and internals belonging to the pressurized water reactor at the Crystal River-3 nuclear power plant in Florida has been completed, the Orano Group has announced. Finished in under two years, removal of the RPV marks the conclusion of the plant’s dismantling and spent fuel management project, which began in 2021.
Crystal River-3 is being decommissioned by Advanced Decommissioning Partners (ADP), a joint venture of Orano and NorthStar Group Services. Duke Energy transferred the licenses for Crystal River-3 to ADP in October 2020 for accelerated decommissioning.
Optimized process: Orano’s Dismantling and Services teams carried out the cutting and conditioning of the reactor vessel and primary circuit components using a patented segmentation process called “optimized segmentation,” according to the company.
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Risk and Reliability Management
300A | Cosponsored by NPIC&HMIT
Session Chair: Michael D. Muhlheim
Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
300C | Sponsored by Modeling, Analysis, and Methods (Advanced Methods and Tools)|Cosponsored by NPIC&HMIT
Session Chair: Sai Zhang
Regulatory Aspects of Nuclear Energy Applications of Digital Twins
300D | Panel | Sponsored by PSA Panels | Cosponsored by NPIC&HMIT
Session Chair: Vaibhav Yadav
300C | Sponsored by Modeling, Analysis, and Methods (Advanced Methods and Tools) | Cosponsored by NPIC&HMIT
Session Chair: Xingang Zhao
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