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Decommissioning Projects

Argonne D&D Operations cover a wide variety of different decommissioning activities from small-scale projects such as smaller laboratory or lesser budgeted projects to large-scale projects with larger facility footprintsand funding to implement such as reactor decommissioning.

Large-scale Projects

Argonne research facilities decommissioned include:

Experimental Boiling Water ReactorExperimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR) |Go to top
Decontamination and decommissioning of EBWR began in 1986 and was completed in February 1996 under DOE Argonne direction at a total cost of $19.5M
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Chicago Pile 5 Research Reactor D&D worksChicago Pile 5 (CP-5) Research Reactor |Go to top
The decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the Argonne National Laboratory Chicago Pile-Five (CP-5) facility was initiated in 1991 and completed in July 2000.
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JANUS Biological Reactor Facility D&D worksJANUS Biological Reactor Facility |Go to top
The decontamination and dismantlement of the JANUS Reactor at Argonne National Laboratory was completed in October 1997.
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D&D technicians packaging graphiteArgonne Thermal Source Reactor (ATSR) |Go to top
The decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the Argonne Thermal Source Reactor (ATSR) at Argonne National Laboratory was completed in October 1998.
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Final Radiological Surveys for Plutonium Gloveboxes ProjectBuilding 212 Plutonium Gloveboxes |Go to top
The decommissioning of 61 plutonium gloveboxes in nine laboratories located in Building 212 of Argonne National Laboratory started in 1992 and was completed in 1996.
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D&D technicians working with MOTA saw60-Inch Cyclotron Facility |Go to top
The decontamination and decommissioning of the Argonne National Laboratory 60" Cyclotron Facility began in 1997 and was completed in 2001.
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Waste Packaging at Hot Cell M-3Building 200 M-Wing Hot Cells (decontaminated for safe storage) |Go to top
The purpose of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 200 M-Wing Hot Cells Decontamination Project was to practically eliminate the radioactive emissions of Rn-220 to the environment and to restore the hot cells to an empty restricted use-condition.
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Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (aerial view)Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (placed in safe storage) |Go to top
The Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) was shutdown in late 1994 after 30 years of successful operation. The detailed Safe Storage Work Plan describing the final condition of the EBR-II was implemented in October 2000.
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Building 301 Hot CellsBuilding 301 Hot Cells (characterized awaiting funding) |Go to top
The hot-cell facility in Building 301 was placed into use in the early 1950s to perform a variety of radiological research and development experiments for the U.S. Department of Energy on nuclear reactor fuel components and materials.
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