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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 180-182

Shipment of active glove box as solid waste from RMD to transit storage facility

1 Radiation Safety Systems Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India
2 Radio Metallurgy Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India

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Radiation Safety Systems Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai
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Glove boxes that were used in different operations of FBTR fuel fabrication and other metallographic works were planned for disposal as solid active waste. Out of 11 glove boxes, 3 were sent for disposal and remaining for storage at transit storage facility. Special campaign was taken up for decontamination and disposal to bring down the contamination level to prescribed limit of 4000 Bq/g. Soap solution and EDTA were used as cleaning agents for decontamination of loose contamination and then oil paint for fixing the contamination. Glass panels were replaced in the glove boxes sent for storage. The Health Physics experience gained during the shipment of active glove boxes used in handling Pu could be useful in future.

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