Analysis of the comparison of in situ measurements made on biological shielding of the BR3 nuclear reactor

Marielle Crozet, Séverine Demeyer, Valérie Lourenco, Margarita Herranz, Sven Boden

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INSIDER (Improved Nuclear SIte characterization for waste minimization in D&D operations under constrained EnviRonment) was a European project funded under the H2020-EURATOM programme and launched in June 2017. The project was coordinated by the French Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), it had a total duration of 4 years and covered a budget of 4 M€. INSIDER’s work was performed by 5 technical working groups (WG) which brought together 18 institutions from 10 countries, leading to a total of 68 participating researchers. The objective of the project was to optimise the radiological characterisation of nuclear installations in constrained environments in order to obtain an accurate estimate of the content of contaminated materials as well as to optimise the quantity of contaminated materials to be treated as waste. The focus of this paper is on the statistical analysis of an interteam comparison of measurement results (dose rate, total gamma measurement, and gamma spectrometry) made in situ at the BR3 reactor, Belgium.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2967–2982
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
StatePublished - 5 May 2022

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