CONSORT, the last civil research reactor in the UK, shutdown for the final time in December 2012. The reactor, owned and operated by Imperial College London, had for nearly fifty years been used for teaching and research in many fields of nuclear science and technology such as reactor physics, reactor engineering, neutron physics, solid state physics, radiochemistry and activation analysis.

Following shutdown the reactor entered immediate decommissioning, with the intention of expeditious removal of all plant, remediation of the land and de-licensing of the Nuclear Licensed Site. Currently the reactor is undergoing final removal of LLW items prior to commencement of the Bio-shield removal and building demolition.

This talk will discuss the significant progress made with decommissioning of the reactor, including defuel, control rod removal and core structure dismantling. It will cover the design, installation and commissioning of the decommissioning equipment, the regulator interactions and the successful outcome of the project to date.

Presented by Trevor Chambers, CONSORT Reactor, Imperial College.

Time and date: 22nd of February 2018, at 18:30 pm for 19:00 pm start

Venue: Room 1.15, Queens Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1TL

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Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 22 Feb 2018
  • Thu 22 Feb 2018
  • University of Bristol, Room 1.15, Bristol