Accession Number : ADA221513
Title : An Analysis of Decommissioning Costs for the AFRRI TRIGA Reactor Facility
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Forsbacka, M ; Moore, M
Report Date : Dec 1989
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : This report provides a cost analysis for decommissioning the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) TRIGA reactor facility. AFRRI is not suggesting that the AFRRI TRIGA reactor facility be decommissioned. This report was prepared in compliance with paragraph 50.33 of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, which requires that funding for the decommissioning of reactor facilities be available when licensed activities cease. The planned method of decommissioning is complete decontamination (DECON) of the AFRRI TRIGA reactor site to allow for restoration of the site to full public access. The cost of DECON in 1990 dollars is estimated to be $3,200,000. The anticipated ancillary costs of facility site demobilization and spent fuel shipment will be an additional $600,000. Thus, the total cost of terminating reactor operations at AFRRI will be about $3,800,000. The primary basis for developing this cost estimate was a study of the decommissioning costs of similar reactor facility performed by Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, as provided in U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission publication NUREG/CR-1756. The data in this study were adapted to reflect the decommissioning requirements of the AFRRI TRIGA reactor facility.
Descriptors : *COST ANALYSIS , *RADIOBIOLOGY , COST ESTIMATES , CODING , MILITARY RESEARCH , REGULATIONS , DECONTAMINATION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , COSTS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE