Calculation of health risks from spent-nuclear-fuel transportation accidents

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Models developed to analyze potential radiological health risks from various accident scenarios during transportation of spent nuclear fuels are described. The models are designed both for detailed route-specific risk analyses and for use in conducting overall risk analyses for route selection and related decision-making activities. The radiological risks calculated include individual dose commitments, collective dose commitments, and long-term (100-year) environmental dose commitments to a population following release of radioactivity. To facilitate route-specific analysis, a state-level database was developed and incorporated into the model. Route-specific analysis is demonstrated by the calculation of radiological risks resulting from various accident scenarios, as postulated ... continued below

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Chen, S.Y. & Yuan, Y.C. January 1, 1987.

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Models developed to analyze potential radiological health risks from various accident scenarios during transportation of spent nuclear fuels are described. The models are designed both for detailed route-specific risk analyses and for use in conducting overall risk analyses for route selection and related decision-making activities. The radiological risks calculated include individual dose commitments, collective dose commitments, and long-term (100-year) environmental dose commitments to a population following release of radioactivity. To facilitate route-specific analysis, a state-level database was developed and incorporated into the model. Route-specific analysis is demonstrated by the calculation of radiological risks resulting from various accident scenarios, as postulated by the recent US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Modal Study, for four representative states selected from various regions of the United States. 10 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • ANS topical conference on population exposure from nuclear fuel cycle, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, 15 Sep 1987

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  • Report No.: CONF-8709104-10
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5698061
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093728

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Chen, S.Y. & Yuan, Y.C. Calculation of health risks from spent-nuclear-fuel transportation accidents, article, January 1, 1987; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093728/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.