RECUMO – ALARA in design of a new installation, current status

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The RECUMO installation, currently under construction at the SCK CEN site in Mol, Belgium, will, when commissioned in 2027, recover uranium from irradiated Mo-99 production targets. The recovery, based on a chemical process, is performed in a suite of hot cells and glove boxes. The waste stream generated during the recovery consists of radioactive contaminants (fission products, activation products) that will be removed according to regulatory waste standards.
As part of the nuclear license an ALARA study is required by the authorities before commissioning in order to show that the maximum individual dose is as low as reasonably achievable and to assert that the worker dose is well within the dose constraint of 10 mSv per 12 consecutive months applied at the SCK CEN nuclear installations.
In this contribution we give an overview of the current status of the project and how the ALARA study is performed focusing on the interaction with the different stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean ALARA Newsletter
Issue number51
StatePublished - Mar 2024

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