The Chernobyl NPP has agreed with the Korean Institute for Atomic Energy Research on the decontamination of radioactive fragments of concrete and metal at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Source: the press service of the State Agency for Exclusion Zone Management
Details: The relevant agreement was recently signed at the Chornobyl NPP.
Under the agreement, representatives of the Chernobyl NPP will use KAERI technologies to decontaminate fragments of concrete and metal that have radioactive contamination.
The tests will last until the end of 2021. It is planned to decontaminate radioactive concrete fragments of structures and metal plates made of stainless and carbon steel by foam decontamination.
If the tests are successful, the Chernobyl NPP will receive additional decontamination technology with the right to use it at the station.
Alexander Skomarokhov, Deputy Director for Radioactive Waste Management:
At the same time, the Chernobyl NPP, while decommissioning the plant, is constantly looking for tools and technologies that will, on the one hand, perform high-quality decontamination of materials, and on the other - significantly reduce the amount of radwaste generated in this process. Thus, the Chernobyl site is a kind of laboratory test site for testing the technology proposed by KAERI specialists. "