Conference Proceedings Paper
SCANSORTSM AT WHITESHELL LABORATORIES FOR SORTING OF EXPERIMENTAL CESIUM POND SOIL
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3
H. Downey (Amec Foster Wheeler)
The ScanSortSM soil sorting system is a unique and efficient radiological instrument used for measuring and sorting bulk soils and volumetric materials. The system performs automatic radioassay and segregation of preconditioned material using a gamma spectroscopy system mounted above a conveyor belt. It was deployed to the Whiteshell Laboratories site to process the excavated soils generated during the decommissioning of the former Experimental Cesium Pond. The ScanSortSM system was utilized to segregate material with Cs-137 concentrations above the established site unrestricted release and restricted site reuse levels as well as demonstrated the ability to accurately determine the radioactivity concentrations of the radiologically-impacted material and to confidently segregate volumes of that material for appropriate final disposition.
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