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Small-scale Projects

The Argonne D&D group has been managing numerous smaller-scale D&D projects including decommissioning a 5,000 sq ft kennel facility, multiple glovebox facilities, and plutonium contaminated equipment. Below you find a list with some of these small-scale projects.


Bldg. 315 Radio-Chemistry room remediation projectBuilding 315 Radiochemistry Lab |Go to top
Area was formerly used for various experiments involving radioactive materials.
Project photos» (1 photo)


Mechanics transferring B-12 metal bin into Cell 6 pitBuilding 315 Beryllium Remediation |Go to top
Area was formerly used for various experiments involving radioactive materials.
Project photos» (5 photos)


Building 202 Dog Kennel AreasBuilding 202 Kennel Areas |Go to top
The kennel areas were formerly used for housing dogs.
Project photos» (8 photos)


Mechanics donning PPE prior to entering containment in the Carousal RoomBuilding 205 Carousel |Go to top
A concrete block storage area used to remotely handle and store high dose rate radioactive material samples.
Project photos» (2 photos)


Room D-102 ContainmentBuilding 306 Hot Cells |Go to top
The Building 306 Hot Cells 1 & 2 and Room D-102 D&D Project was identified as an excess facility and scheduled to be decontaminated for reuse. These rooms were formerly used for neutralization and solidification of extremely high dose rate plutonium-bearing acidic wastes. Planning and documentation began in April 2003 and were completed in August, 2003. Characterization activities began in July and were completed in September 2003, and subsequently D&D activities also began in August 2003 and were completed in the last week of November 2003.
Project photos» (10 photos)


Building 306 TRU Waste Neutralization RoomsBuilding 306 TRU Waste Neutralization Rooms |Go to top
Area was formerly used for neutralization or treatment of liquid TRU radioactive wastes from research program activities.
Project photos» (3 photos)


Building 594 Waste Ion-Exchange FacilityBuilding 594 Waste Ion-Exchange Facility |Go to top
The Building 594 was a pre-engineered metal building with a concrete foundation and floor. The building was cleared of all equipment and components and demolished after decommissioning and prior to demolition.
Project photos» (13 photos)


Building 200/205 Pneumatic Transfer Tube projectBuilding 200/205 Pneumatic Transfer Tube |Go to top
The Bldg. 200/205 pneumatic transfer tube was constructed in the late 1960s to transfer irradiated fuel specimens and other samples between a Hot Cell and a glove box in different buildings. The tube was in operation until the mid-1970s. Project scope encompassed only the removal of the tube between the two buildings and not the facilities within the buildings.
Project photos» (5 photos)


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