Radiological Characterization of Destroyed Nuclear Reactor Tammuz-2 at Al-Tuwaitha Site


In-situ measurement, sampling and analysis of destroyed nuclear reactor Tammuz-2, were implemented using portable monitors to determine the external exposure dose rates. The quantity and quality of radionuclides were determined using gamma spectrometry techniques. Results indicated that the maximum dose rates at bottom of reactor core were 10.8 mSv/h; many of the soil samples were contaminated by Cs-137and Co-60. Therefore, the workers, general public and environmental will be subjected to the principles of the optimization of radiation protection according to ALARA (As Low As Reasonable Achievable) principle during all phases of decommissioning nuclear reactor Tammuz-2 as recommended by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).