Advanced Technologies for Radioactive Waste Characterization and Free Release Measurement
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13


Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Location:
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
Environment & Waste Management

Authors:
Anton Vetrov (ENVINET Pico Envirotec Group)
Petr Sladek (ENVINET Pico Envirotec Group)
Valeriya Verbitskaya (ENVINET a.s.)
C. Allison (Innovative Systems Software)
  

Abstract

Nuclear power generation, medicine and industry are widely using radioactive materials and as a result generating large amounts of radwaste that has either to be stored or free-released to the environment. Free-release procedures require precise detection of radionuclides that can remain in waste. The activity of such nuclides can be on a level of natural background or even below. That requires the background influence to be removed. ENVINET has developed low radioactive materials which can be used to form a low background measuring chamber. The ceramic based material has better characteristics than lead, which is usually used for such purposes.

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