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Ranchoux G.,12 14 avenue Dutrievoz | Taunier S.,12 14 avenue Dutrievoz | Gressier F.,12 14 avenue Dutrievoz | Leclercq S.,12 14 avenue Dutrievoz | And 3 more authors.
Nuclear Engineering International | Year: 2010

The French nuclear utility EDF has launched a project called source term reduction that splits up the large organization into different research and engineering centers to tackle radiation exposure in complementary projects. EDF is continuously monitoring dose levels, for two reasons. This work provides a dosimetric level evaluation of French and foreign units and compares EDF performances with international results. Considering the cost of specific experimentation and the difficulties encountered in analyzing the impact of a single parameter among all varying parameters that impact operation, calculation codes are an interesting and useful tool to predict contamination levels in the primary coolant. R&D groundwork is carried out not only for future code development, but also to improve contamination mechanism knowledge for a possible short- term decision in case of incident in operation. Source

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