Type: Lessons Learned
Publisher: Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL), Z - Not Used (use Lemont, IL Instead - was Argonne, IL )
Published As: Public
Lessons Learned: When preparing and planning the de-inventory and downgrade of a nuclear facility, especially those that have remained dormant for any period of time, it is imperative that planning include detailed process knowledge coupled with appropriate confirmatory measurement and identification of residual contamination within the facility. The residual contamination needs to be included into the overall inventory for the facility categorization. This process is particularly challenging with legacy facilities which may have little written background information due to the types of operations conducted, limited documented process knowledge and through attrition have limited accessibility of former staff.
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