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​The R²D² Project (2006 – 2015)

​The R²D² Project (2006 – 2015)

The IAEA implemented Research Reactor Decommissioning Demonstration Project (R²D²) to assist Member States in developing national policies and plans for safe decommissioning of research reactors. The project covered all aspects of the decommissioning process, from establishing regulatory infrastructure to the final release of the facility from regulatory control.

The R²D² project facilitated exchange of information and lessons learned between countries that have RR decommissioning experience and those who had no prior decommissioning experience.

R²D² activities included:

  • providing a platform that can be used for "hands-on" and practical training in activities related to safe decommissioning;
  • serving as a focal point for the exchange of information, experience, education and training on regulatory requirements, decommissioning approaches and technologies;
  • demonstrating how decommissioning of RRs was carried out in other countries;
  • promoting application of international safety standards for decommissioning to national situations;
  • Introducing participants to methodologies that are accepted to be good international practice;
  • demonstrating interaction between the parties involved in decommissioning: the regulatory body, the operator, any contractors, the organizations responsible for the processing, transport and disposal of radioactive waste, the radiation protection personnel, decontamination and dismantling specialists, administrative personnel, as well as politicians and decision makers.

The IAEA organized R²D² workshops to demonstrate the activities needed for safe decommissioning of a research reactor.  Workshops and training courses served as a teaching laboratory for participants. The participants received training through lectures and practical insights at demonstration events carried out at a RR undergoing decommissioning Participants were expected to apply the knowledge gained from the R²D² project in the practical day-to-day work specific to their national situation.

The R²D² project was completed in 2015.


  
  
  
01a ANSTO Introduction.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
01b IAEA Welcome.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
03 Purpose and Scope of Workshop.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
04 Review of National Reports.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
05 Nuclear in Australia.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
06 Regulatory Frameworkfor Decommissioning.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
07 HIFAR Records Management and QM System.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
08 Decommissioning of MOATA.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
09 Decommissioning of HIFAR.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
10 Safety and Licensing for Decommissioning.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
11 HIFAR Preliminary Dismantling.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
12 HIFAR Refurbishment Projects.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
14 Strategies for Dismantling.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
18 HIFAR Dismantling Methodologies.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
19 Engaging a Contractor.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
20 Site Preperation for Dismantling.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
21 Dismantling Project Costing.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
22 Management of Waste.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
24 MOATA Contamination Control and Decontamination.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
25 Measurement of Beta Gamma Emitters in Concrete.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
26 Regulatory Process and Oversight.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
27 MOATA Project Safety.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
28a Radiological Protection in Preliminary Dismantling.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
28b Radiological Protection in Biological Shield Dismantling.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
Agenda.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
Argentina.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
Assessment task.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
Brazil.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
China.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
Conclusions and Recommendations.pdf
  
Preparation for Conducting Decommissioning Actions
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