Areva NP to Decontaminate Germany Nuclear Power Plant's Primary Loop

Areva to decontaminate Germany nuclear power plant's primary loop

Areva NP was picked by Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy to decontaminate the primary loop of the Krümmel nuclear power plant in Germany.

Areva will begin the project by the end of this year and the decontamination will be implemented in the first half of 2016. Areva NP will use the CORD UV and the AMDA techniques. The operation is based on the progressive injection of chemical products into the reactor’s primary circuit. When the process is completed, the chemical substances used are decomposed into carbon dioxide and water.

The decontamination is expected to reduce the radiation level in the reactor pressure vessel, auxiliary systems and piping.

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