Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor is Shutdown

August 2000

Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor is Shutdown

Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor

History

BNL's remaining research reactor was permanently shutdown in August 2000 after the Department of Energy announced a reduction in research funding.

On January 28, 2003, the fuel (41 elements) and four control rods were removed and transported by truck to DOE's Savannah River Site.

Currently, the BMRR remains in a "cold" shutdown mode as a radiological facility. During regular inspections, tritium samples are collected to quantify the tritium content in the humid air enclosed within the facility. Tritium concentrations inside the building are very low and do not pose any dose risk.

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