Characterization Report for U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory Research Reactor
EG AND G IDAHO INC IDAHO FALLS
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This report describes the characterization for the decommissioning of the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory AMTL Research Reactor, located at Watertown, Massachusetts. The characterization determined the radioactive and chemical contaminants present at the reactor facility to support the efforts to plan the decommissioning of this facility. The AMTL research reactor was constructed in the late 1950s and 1960. The reactor started operations in June 1960 and continued through June 1970, when the reactor was deactivated. The reactor was used by AMTL as well as other Army arsenals, research centers, and local institutions to conduct various solid-state physics research experiments and programs. Since the reactor deactivation in 1970, the reactor containment facility has been used to house various radiography experiments. Reactor operations reports for the period June 15, 1960, through March 27, 1970, and the facility safety reports indicate that there was no fuel breached during reactor operations or fuel transfers. The low levels of radioactivity and contamination found in the reactor vessel and on the reactor components during the surveys further substantiate these indications. It is not anticipated that any significant problems relating to the finding of unsuspected contamination will be encountered during the decommissioning of the reactor facility.
- Physical Chemistry
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
- Water Pollution and Control
- Environmental Health and Safety