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Implementation Examples, Lessons Learned and References

The MARSSIM continues to be implemented at an increasing number of D&D projects.  Current implementation includes nuclear power plants (Trojan, Connecticut Yankee and Maine Yankee); DOE sites such as ANL, BNL, ETTP (Oak Ridge) and Rocky Flats; Army Corps FUSRAP sites; and at Air Force and Naval Base cleanup projects. 

The June 2003 issue of Operational Radiation Safety is dedicated to the applications of MARSSIM. Check out the 10 papers that discuss various aspects of MARSSIM implementation at D&D sites.

Presentations and Reports

Final Status Survey Using MARSSIM Methodologies at the Cushing Refinery SitePDF
Abelquist, E., ORISE #97-1138, July 1997.

Surface Activity Assessment Using the Sign TestPDF
Abelquist, E., presented at MARSSIM WG meeting; April 15, 1999.

Comparison of Final Status Survey Design Using MARSSIM Approach and the Former NUREG/CR-5849 Guidance at a Power Reactor Facility PDF
Abelquist, E., Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (Philadelphia), June 29, 1999.

MARSSIM Update: Expanded Scope, Implementation Tools, and ExamplesPDF
Continuing Education Lecture presented at the HPS Midyear in Orlando, Feb. 19, 2002.

MARSSIM Implementation at University and Medical Research FacilitiesPDF
PEP presented at the Tampa HPS meeting on June 18, 2002.

Lessons Learned During Implementation of MARSSIM from an Independent Verification PerspectivePDF
Presented at HPS Annual Conference in San Diego, CA; July 24, 2003.

Field Instrumentation and Final Status Surveys
Presented at the Delaware Valley Society for Radiation Safety MARSSIM Workshop on March 19, 2004.

Decommissioning: Lessons To Learn (PDF) - by John Mckeown
Article from The IAEA Bulletin, Volume 45, Number 1 (2003)

NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2002-02 Lessons Learned Related to Recently Submitted Decommissioning Plans and License Termination Plans

NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2004-08 Results of the License Termination Rule Analysis (PDF)

TLG Services - Bridgewater, Connecticut

Three Mile Island Unit #2 Recovery

D&D Lessons Learned from the Mound Plant: Re-engineering the Facility Disposition (PDF)

Research Reactor Decommissioning Planning—It is Never Too Early to Start (PDF)

Technical Questions
Survey Guidance
Lessons Learned
Instrument Selection

Technical Questions Tools Survey Guidance Lessons Learned Instrument Selection

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