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Title: Characterization of Radioactive Concrete by Petrographic and Physical Methods
Author(s): Alan D. Buck
Publication: Materials Journal
Appears on pages(s): 55-58
Keywords: concretes; cores; damage; nuclear reactors; petrography; physical tests; radioactivity; Materials Research
Abstract:Portions of a core drilled from radioactive concrete in a dismantled German nuclear reactor were examined by petrographic methods and physical tests. While there was some indication of radiation damage by some of the physical testing, it was concluded from results of the petrographic examination that this was a specimen effect and that there was no radiation damage to the concrete.
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