In-Situ Decommissioning (ISD) is the permanent entombment of a facility that contains residual radiological and/or chemical contamination. The ISD approach is a cost-effective alternative to both demolition and complete removal of the structure and its content (including the cost of transport and disposal). In addition, the effective use of ISD reduces human health and safety risks while helping to attain sustainability goals through the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, petroleum consumption and waste generation. Not all contaminated structures can be decommissioned using ISD; canditate sites must meet strict criteria.
Documents Available for Download
Development of a Remote Monitoring Sensor Network for In-Situ Decommissioned Structures
DOE Environmental Management Strategy and Experience for In-Situ Decommissioning
Technology Requirements for In-Situ Decommissioning Workshop Report
In-Situ Decommissioning: A Strategy for Environmental Management
DOE EM Project Experience & Lessons Learned for In Situ Decommissioning (Feb. 2013)