The decommissioning of The Hot Cell Facility is in
The six cells will initially be cleaned by glas- or
sand-blasting. The walls and floors are highly radioactive poluted
and no one can access the cells before the cleaning.The cleaning
equipment must be brought into the cells through the narrow
canals formerly used for the manipulator arms. This poses a unique
challenge and makes it necessary to develop special
The Hot Cell decommissioning project is difficult as the area is
surrounded by non-radiation staff offices. Special precautions must
be made to ensure the safety of these employees.
Before cleaning can begin a great number of minor projects must
be completed first. For instance, new ventilation systems,
establishment of air locks and a new road for transportation of
waste to the storage.