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PREPARING A DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT: Fundamentals, Objectives and Strategies

March 13, 2012 – 12:29 pm | 2 Comments

Decommissioning is the final phase in the life-cycle of a nuclear facility, and refers to the administrative and technical actions taken to remove, in part or in total, the facility from regulatory control. It is a complex process and requires activities such as decontamination, dismantling of equipment and demolition of structures, and management of the resulting radioactive wastes. The objective is to progressively reduce the radioactive inventory of the facility in a controlled manner, hence reducing the hazard while taking account of the health and safety of the operating personnel, the general public and preservation of the environment. The ultimate goal of decommissioning is unrestricted release or reuse of the site.

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DEQ has updated its hazardous waste management class schedule

Submitted by on April 10, 2012 – 9:28 am

DEQ has updated its hazardous waste management class schedule.

The April 19 class in Portland is full, but April 17 (Bend) and April 26 (Eugene) still have space.

The May 24 class in Medford has changed location. The class will now be held at Medford Fabrication, 1109 Court St, Medford OR 97501.

Please see http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/pubs/docs/hw/hwtraining.pdf for registration details on these and the other sessions in the calendar.

If you have questions about this message, please contact Holly Pence, DEQ Northwest Region, pence.holly@ndreport.com or 503-229-5353 or 1-800-452-4011 (toll-free within Oregon.)

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