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Applied health physics projects

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides applied health physics services to government agencies needing technical support for decommissioning projects. Whether the need is assistance with the development of technical basis documents or advice on how to identify, measure and assess the presence of radiological materials, ORISE can help determine the best course for an environmental cleanup project.

Our key areas of expertise include fuel cycle, environmental health physics and uranium health physics, and we have provided technical support through instrument studies, radiological software development, and technical evaluations of decontamination and decommissioning plans and results. ORISE’s staff of health physicists, 20 certified health physicists, and nuclear engineers can also provide advice on how to set up an environmental monitoring program.

Over the past few years, ORISE has provided applied health physics services for government agencies, including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, by supporting the development of technical evaluation reports for decommissioning of reactors and the preparation of final status survey plans.

Additional applied health physics projects in which ORISE has participated include:

  • Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse program
  • NRC technical evaluation reports
  • In Situ gamma spectroscopy study

ORISE technicians performs radiological survey