Work Item
ASTM WK77334

New Specification for Dust Suppressant Technologies Designed to Support Nuclear Decommissioning and Open Air Demolition Activities

1. Scope

To promote the advancement of nuclear science and technology and the safe application of energy by:
1) Standardizing measurement techniques and specifications for radiation effects and dosimetry including materials response, instrument response, and fuel burnup.
2) Standardizing the nomenclature and definitions used in or relating to testing methods or instruments in support of nuclear industry.
3) Maintaining a broad expertise in application of nuclear science and technology especially the measurement of radiation effects from environments of nuclear reactor, particle accelerators, indigenous space, spacecraft, and radionuclides.
4) Maintaining a broad expertise in the applications of radionuclides.
5) Sponsoring scientific and technical symposia and publications in the Committee's fields of specialization.
6) Performing liaison with related ASTM committees and other technical societies and organizations, both national and international.
Advising other technical committees of the Society in our field of expertise.


Radioactive dust suppressant; open-air demolition for nuclear sites


A standard practice for evaluating dust suppressant fixative technologies as an alternative to water during open air demolitions and moving contaminated materials to landfills. Suppression with water alone transports contaminants to groundwater risking health and ecosystems. The catch and treat method currently employed is expensive due to strict regulatory oversight. This problem is exacerbated by wind or rain that can mobilize loose surface contaminants that maybe present in debris piles from open air demolitions, or post sizing, packaging, or soil transport activities. Supports DOE EM stated technology development as well as other international D&D concerns

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E10.03

Committee: E10

Staff Manager: Stephen Mawn

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-15-2021

Technical Contact: Yifan Tang

Item: 000