By S. Finzi (auth.), K. H. Schaller, B. Huber (eds.)
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Both electropolishing and flame scarifying have been successfully tested at a significant scale in a shut-down Boiling Water Reactor plant. Also in the framework of this Project, valuable information has been obtained on the distribution, the radionuclide composition, the chemical nature and the penetration depth of surface contamination in nuclear power plants. 3. Dismantling techniques In the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, large radioactive components and structures must be dismantled.
4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRA}l}1E The research work has been carried out by organizations and companies in the Member States under 51 research contracts, most of them costsharing, which are listed in Table II. 7 million ECU for the five-year programme. In the implementation of the programme, the Commission has been assisted by an Advisory Com'J1ittee on Programme Management, which is composed of experts appointed by the Member States governments and of Commission officials. Due to various reasons, the contractual research activities could not start before 1980.
There is general agreement that three stages of decommissioning may be identified, although the exact definition may vary from country to country to accommodate different reactor systems and policy. 2. Broadly Stage 1 decommissioning relates to the period immediately following final shutdown of the nuclear power plant. It is usually assumed that this will be a planned operation rather than precipitated by a breakdown or accident which will not be considered here, so that some small benefit may be realised by optimising the management of the last fuel charge.