U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1 Page: 1-13
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Table 1.2. Calculated Site-Criteria Radii
for Reactors of Various Power Levelsa
Thermal Exclusion- Low- Population-
Power Area Population- Center
Level Radius Distance
(Mw) (miles) (mile(miles)
1500 0.88 13.3 17.7
1200 0.77 11.5 15.3
1000 0.67 10.3 13.7
900 0.63 9.4 12.5
800 0.58 8.6 11.5
700 0.53 8.2 10.9
600 0.48 7.2 9.6
500 0.43 6.5 8.7
400 0.37 5.4 7.2
300 0.31 4.5 6.0
200 0.29 3.4 4.5
100 0.25 2.2 2.9
50 0.21 1.4 1.9
10 0.13 0.5 0.7
aBased on data of ref. 4.
distance.* However, it is possible that such may not always
be the case and this should be checked for each case under
consideration. The low population zone distance results
from integrating the effects of iodine 131 through 135. The
population center distance equals the low population zone dis-
tance increased by a factor of one-third. [Figure 1.2] shows
the relationship between the inhalation and direct dose for
various power levels."
The document4 concludes with a comparison of the site
tained by the analytical method described above with those
operating reactors or reactors approved for construction.
these example calculations are given in Table 1.3.
The values of
*Editor's note: Most hazards evaluations refer to the controlling
dose for ingestion, inhalation, or whole-body exposure. In cases where
no single dose reaches emergency limits but more than one approaches them,
the cumulative effect must be considered.
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