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Nuclear Decommissioning Program at ANL Aug 2009

  1. 1. Overview of Decommissioning Activities at ANL Lawrence E. Boing Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering Division August, 2009
  2. 2. Decommissioning Program Components <ul><li>Decommissioning Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1977 – current (32+ years) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decommissioning Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1997 – current (12+ years) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decontamination & Decommissioning Science Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANL and Oak Ridge Associated Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2002 – current (7+ years) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All of the components are a part of Argonne’s nuclear heritage in both domestic and international nuclear programs activities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Decommissioning Projects
  4. 4. D & D PROJECT Experimental Boiling Water Reactor CP-5 Reactor Building 200 M- Wing (Safe Store) Building 212 Plutonium Glove Boxes JANUS Reactor Argonne Thermal Source Reactor Juggernaut Reactor Building 301 Building 315 / Zero Power Reactor 6-9 60” Cyclotron Small Scale D&D NASA Plum Brook Rx Nuclear Ship Savannah Legend : =Start =Complete 1986 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 2000 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 FISCAL YEAR Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) Program Activities Schedule * Bldg. 350 D & D and East Area D & D are not depicted.
  5. 5. Completed D&D Projects* <ul><li>East Area Surplus Facilities (7 facilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Zero Gradient Synchrotron Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Plutonium Fuel Fabrication Facility (Building 350) </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (Building 331) </li></ul><ul><li>Bldg 212 Plutonium Gloveboxes (61 gloveboxes in 9 laboratories) </li></ul><ul><li>Bldg 200 M-Wing POB Hot Cells – Deactivated </li></ul><ul><li>JANUS Reactor (Building 202) </li></ul><ul><li>CP-5 Reactor (Building 330) </li></ul><ul><li>60-Inch Cyclotron (Building 211) </li></ul><ul><li>Argonne Thermal Source Reactor (Building 316) </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Neutron Generator (Building 314) </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Samples Pneumatic Transfer System (Buildings 200-205) </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Ion Exchange Facility (Building 594) </li></ul><ul><li>Juggernaut Reactor (Building 335) </li></ul><ul><li>Zero Power Reactors 6 & 9 (Building 315) </li></ul><ul><li>Building 301 Hot Cell Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Surplus Waste Retention Tanks (Building 310) </li></ul><ul><li>Facility 317 Waste Vaults and Map Tube Facility </li></ul>*Plus numerous other ‘Small Scale D&D’ projects.
  6. 6. Completed D&D Project Details 1998 $576 Facility converted into a robotic research laboratory Free Release for Reuse Argonne Thermal Source Reactor 2000 $29,614 No interested users found; facility to be demolished in future Free Release for Reuse CP-5 Reactor (Bldg 330) 1996 $7,192 Laboratory space is currently being re-used Free Release for Reuse Bldg 212 Plutonium Gloveboxes / Labs 1996 $5,815 Radon emissions reduced by 95%; cells deconned for easier access/entry Restricted Release Bldg 200 Hot Cells 1996 $6 Used as office area, storage area and training facility Free Release for Reuse Fast Neutron Generator 1997 $2,122 High-Bay area, shielded underground room and lab space available for reuse Free Release for Reuse JANUS Reactor (Bldg 202 J-Wing) 1996 $20,868 Converted to Packaged TRU Waste Storage facility Free Release for Reuse EBWR Facility (Bldg 331) Year Completed Final Cost ($ k) Benefit to Laboratory End State Project
  7. 7. Decommissioned Facilities
  8. 8. Completed D&D Project Details (ctd) 2005 $4,317 (plan) Space is currently available for re-use Free Release Cells for Reuse Zero Power Reactors 6 & 9 2009 $6,758 (plan) Greenfield; space available for other use Facility Demolished – Green Field Building 301 Hot Cell Facility 2002 $1,650 Service floor area cleared Free Release for Reuse Building 310 Retention Tanks 2001 $2,329 (plan) High-Bay area available for reuse Free Release for Reuse Juggernaut Reactor (Build 335 High Bay) 2001 $3,626 Large shielded vault and Hot Lab with cave available Free Release for Reuse 60-Inch Cyclotron (Bldg 211) 1998 $157 Greenfield; space available for other use Facility Demolished – Green Field Waste Ion Exchange Facility (Bldg 579) Year Completed Final Cost ($ k) Benefit to Laboratory End State Project
  9. 9. <ul><li>1997-1999 period </li></ul><ul><li>Team Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Edison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke Engineering & Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida International University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICF Kaiser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3M Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argonne National Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOE-METC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Army Corps of Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Served as the host site for the first EM-50 D&D Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Area Large Scale Demonstration Project at the CP-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Research Reactor facility – one of DOE’s Top 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishment’s in its first 25 Years </li></ul>
  10. 10. Future D&D / Demolition Activities <ul><li>ARRA funded activities (through FY 2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building 330 Demolition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building 310 Demolition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intense Pulsed Neutron Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Site Infrastructure Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alpha Gamma Hot Cell Facility – Bldg 212 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>G & K Wing Areas – Bldg 205 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M Wing Area – Bldg 200 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Decommissioning Training
  12. 12. Decommissioning Training <ul><li>Share the experience and knowledge of the industry with others new to the field – focus on lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated approach was chosen using industry experienced contractors and ANL staff presenting classroom fundamentals and project case studies </li></ul><ul><li>After 12+ years (over 50 sessions) we have nearly 1300 graduates from over 40 countries </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. # of ANL Decommissioning Projects Completed & Training Course Graduates by Fiscal Year
  14. 14. TC Foreign Attendee Breakdown
  15. 15. Decommissioning Certificate Program (DCP) <ul><li>Certificate issuing program developed by combined efforts of Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge Associated Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility Decommissioning Class – ANL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MARSSIM Training – ORAU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plus one of three other eligible decommissioning related training courses offered by one of these organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Intended to leverage skills and expertise of staff members with DCP credentials </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Decontamination & Decommissioning Science Consortium
  17. 17. DDSC Approach <ul><li>ANL and ORAU experts ‘scour’ available sources and update website with the very latest news and technical input </li></ul><ul><li>Address the needs of the domestic and international decommissioning community </li></ul><ul><li>Provide knowledge base from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an operational standpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for project status information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for educational / conference resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organized into ‘Focus Sections’ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 19. DDSC Status <ul><li>Users are both domestically and internationally based organizations </li></ul><ul><li>For period May 2002 - July 2009 – the following are the average monthly data values: </li></ul><ul><ul><li># of hits: 59,558 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of page views: 10,459 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of visits: 4,021 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of unique visitors: 1,521 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of countries visiting: 75 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web traffic increase from October 2002 - July 2009: >100% increase in visitors </li></ul>
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  20. 21. Contact information / websites <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence E. Boing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager, Special Projects, NE Division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argonne National Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 630-252-6729 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax: 630-252-7577 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D&D Science Consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ANL D&D Program & Decommissioning Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>