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Technology-Savvy Robotic Arm to Help in Decontamination Project
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Technology-Savvy Robotic Arm to Help in Decontamination Project
The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) in New York has a powerful ally in its work to prepare one of its facilities for decontamination. It’s known as the robotic arm, and has a set of jaws, a 600-pound grip force, reciprocating saw, impact wrench, and hydraulic shears capable of cutting pipes up to 3 feet. The robotic arm begins work this summer to robotically dismantle and remove more than one mile of process piping and nine vessels from Extraction Cell-1, a 57-foot-tall hot cell inside the former fuel reprocessing facility at WVDP. The highly radioactive cell, which only has a ceiling hatch as an access point, is being prepared for decontamination.
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