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One of the major hazards to the public and to workers for any nuclear facility decommissioning project is the presence of radioactive material. This may be in the form of activated or contaminated equipment and structures, radioactive sources or nuclear fuel. The primary purpose of decommissioning is to remove the risk from the facility from all hazards and perform the decommissioning activities in a safe manner. A strong radiation protection program, such as described in the Basic Safety Standard (BSS) must be implemented starting in the transition phase and carried through until the license or authorization is terminated.ENERCON has highly trained radiation protection experts that can develop and implement a fully compliant radiation protection program. Our personnel are very familiar with the IAEA documents on surveying sites to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (SR-72 and SR-67). We have also successfully implemented surveys performed in accordance with the US MARSSIM requirements. ENERCON has in-house health physics expertise from senior program managers to the technician level to support radiological protection during decommissioning. We can support:

  • Historic Site Assessments
  • Dose Assessments
  • Characterization Surveys
  • Development or upgrading of program documents and procedures
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Personnel Training
  • Dosimetry Services
  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment
  • Radiological Protection Support Staff for Decommissioning
  • Offsite Dose Calculations
  • Radiological monitoring during operations and to support release of waste or equipment
  • Radiological Environmental Monitoring
  • Post-Decommissioning Activities Surveillance
  • Conduct of self-assessments to evaluate effectiveness of radiological protection program performance