Decommissioning of the Rocky Flats Medical Building 123 - Health Physics Lessons Learned

Author

B. Watson

Abstract

In 1997, Rocky Mountain Remediation Services, LLC (RMRS) was awarded the decommissioning project for Rocky Flats Building 123 by Kaiser Hill, LLC (K-H) under Department of Energy contract. Building 123 was constructed in 1953 and was used as an analytical laboratory, dosimetry, instrument calibration and medical research facility. Being one of the first large-scale radiological buildings to be decommissioned at Rocky Flats, the project encountered numerous planning and health physics issues resulting in project delays. At the completion of the project in 1998, RMRS conducted a formal review of the project and issued a lessons learned document to improve future decommissioning projects. The Lessons Learned included the importance of conducting radiological characterization, appropriate instrumentation, the integration of radiological organization into the project management and the oversight and training of the health physics technicians.

Meeting

This abstract was presented at the 35th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration", Late Submissions Session, 2/17/2002 - 2/20/2002, held in Orlando, FL.

 
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