Alara applied to iter design and operation

Joëlle Uzan-Elbez, Lina Rodríguez-Rodrigo, Maria Teresa Porfiri, Neil Taylor, Charles Gordon, Pascal Garin, Jean-Philippe Girard

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Based on the existing data on ITER and the safety options for licensing ITER in Cadarache, the present work assesses the application of the as-low-as-reasonably-achievable (ALARA) principle, as it has been implemented in the design of ITER and will be applied during ITER operation, as well as the compliance of the design with EUR/96-29 directive and regulation applicable in France. The preliminary occupational radiation exposure estimate gives a value of about 250 man mSv/a, which is half the annual target for ITER and comes essentially from maintenance activities. Some examples of the approach are presented. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085 - 1089
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Uzan-Elbez, J., Rodríguez-Rodrigo, L., Porfiri, M. T., Taylor, N., Gordon, C., Garin, P., & Girard, J-P. (2005). Alara applied to iter design and operation. Fusion Engineering and Design, 75-79(SUPPL.), 1085 - 1089.