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Deactivation


The process of placing a facility in a stable and known condition including the removal of hazardous and radioactive materials to ensure adequate protection of the worker, public health and safety, and the environment, thereby limiting the long-term cost of surveillance and maintenance. Actions include the removal of fuel, draining and/or de-energizing nonessential systems, removal of stored radioactive and hazardous materials, and related actions. Deactivation does not include all decontamination necessary for the dismantlement and demolition phase of decommissioning, e.g., removal of contamination remaining in the fixed structures and equipment after deactivation.

The process of placing a facility in a stable and known condition, including the removal of hazardous and radioactive materials, to ensure adequate protection of the worker, public health and safety, and the environment, thereby limiting the long-term cost of surveillance and maintenance.

The process of placing a facility in a safe and stable condition, including the removal of hazardous and radioactive materials and energy sources, to minimize the long-term cost of a surveillance and maintenance program that is protective of workers, the public and the environment.

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