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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Kun-Su Lim, Chang-Lak Kim, Sanghwa Shin
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 9 | September 2022 | Pages 1406-1415
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2031496
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Determining whether to release a site after decommissioning a nuclear facility should be preceded by an environmental impact assessment of the exposure radiation dose according to the radionuclides in the soil. Currently, in Korea, various evaluation methodologies and decommissioning technologies are being studied for the first decommissioning of nuclear power plants, starting with Kori Nuclear Power Plant Unit (Kori-1), which is based on the “Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual MARSSIM” developed in the United States. The scope and evaluation targets of deep soil may differ depending on the purpose, but it has been confirmed that the International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are targeting subsurface soil. MARSSIM outlines the need for an evaluation of this subsurface soil but does not suggest specific methods. In NUREG-1757, which complements MARSSIM, it is confirmed that subsurface soil specifically means a soil layer that is 15 to 30 cm deep in the surface layer. In the current study, using the previously verified computational code RESidual RADioactivity (RESRAD)-ONSITE, a methodology for summation is proposed to evaluate the impact of subsurface soil more flexibly and realistically while minimizing the exposure dose evaluation procedure. When using RESRAD-ONSITE according to this evaluation methodology, it was confirmed that it is possible to respond to changes in the depths of various soil layers. In addition, it was also confirmed that this methodology is adaptable to the contamination of nuclides, such as 60Co, 137Cs, 152Eu, and 154Eu, which are expected to be major nuclides when decommissioning nuclear facilities.