With the dismantling of the physics exhibition "horizontal silicon" on research reactor DR 3, one of the important milestones of the year was achieved. The first deck is now completely cleared of pipes, wires and experimental set-ups.

"Hot Spots" are small highly radioactive objects dropped on tables and floors during operation. They are removed to reduce the overall radiation level in the waste that will result from the sandblasting of the concrete cells.

The three main projects this year are the sandblasting of the six concrete cells of the Hot Cell plant, the dismantling of the DR 3 peripheral systems and the planning of the decommissioning of the reactor block, as well as preliminary studies for the final repository for low and intermediate level waste.