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February 6–9, 2023
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has opened registration for its 35th annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC 2023) The conference, themed “Navigating the Nuclear Future,” will be held March 14–16 in North Bethesda, Md., and will be the first in-person RIC since 2019, although the event will also be accessible virtually.
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Taichi Matsumura, Ryuji Nagaishi, Jun-ichi Katakura, Masahide Suzuki
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 192 | Number 1 | October 2018 | Pages 70-79
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2018.1493856
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In order to evaluate three-dimensional distributions of radionuclides with high precision from gamma-scanning profiles of adsorption vessels used for decontamination of radioactive water performed at severe accidents, gamma scanning of the submerged demineralizer system vessel at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) accident was simulated in the axial and radial directions of real and cylindrical-shaped vessels using a Monte Carlo calculation code [Particle and Heavy Ion Transport Code System (PHITS)].
In the axial simulation, the true distribution of radioactive 137Cs in the zeolite packed bed of the vessel was successfully evaluated when a correction function derived from a virtual constant distribution of 137Cs was applied to the reported gamma-scanning profile. In the radial simulation, the virtual disk-formed and shell-formed sources of 137Cs displaced in the packed bed were clearly observed from the top and bottom views of the vessel. This new radial gamma scanning indicates that the radial localization of 137Cs could be well observed by measuring the gamma ray from the top view of the vessel during storage. Further, the radial gamma scanning from the side view and whether or not the radial localization of 137Cs can be confirmed in the normally existing gamma-scanning room were examined.