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  • 1 National Academy of Science of Ukraine Institute for Nuclear Research 47, Prospekt Nauki 47 MSP 03680 Kiev Ukraine
  • | 2 SSE Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 1, Voennykh stroitelei str. Kiev region 07100 Slavutych Ukraine
  • | 3 Institute for Transuranium Elements EC-JRC-ITU 2340 D-76125 Karlsruhe Germany
  • | 4 Institute of Nuclear Physics INP AS RUz 702132 Ulugbek, Tashkent Uzbekistan
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A gamma-spectrometric and radiochemical analysis was carried out of a material (Zr-2.5% Nb alloy) of technological channels (TC) of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) power unit No. 2 RBMK-1000 reactor, being under the beginning stage of decommissioning. Activities of 90Sr, 137Cs, 238Pu, 239+240Pu, 241Am and 244Cm were determined. It was established that the main source of the revealed actinides and fission products was an impurity of natural thorium and uranium in TC source material on the level of several tenths of ppm. Impurity analysis of TC source material was performed by neutron activation analysis (NAA) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Fission product and transuranium element activities measured were compared with the results of prognostic calculations performed with the help of the NAAPRO code.

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