Status of reactor shielding research in the United States

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Shielding research in the United States continues to place emphasis on: (1) the development and refinement of shielding design calculational methods and nuclear data; and (2) the performance of confirmation experiments, both to evaluate specific design concepts and to verify specific calculational techniques and input data. The successful prediction of the radiation levels observed within the now-operating Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) has demonstrated the validity of this two-pronged approach, which has since been applied to US fast breeder reactor programs and is now being used to determine radiation levels and possible further shielding needs at operating light water reactors, ... continued below

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Bartine, D.E. January 1, 1983.

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Shielding research in the United States continues to place emphasis on: (1) the development and refinement of shielding design calculational methods and nuclear data; and (2) the performance of confirmation experiments, both to evaluate specific design concepts and to verify specific calculational techniques and input data. The successful prediction of the radiation levels observed within the now-operating Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) has demonstrated the validity of this two-pronged approach, which has since been applied to US fast breeder reactor programs and is now being used to determine radiation levels and possible further shielding needs at operating light water reactors, especially under accident conditions. A similar approach is being applied to the back end of the fission fuel cycle to verify that radiation doses at fuel element storage and transportation facilities and within fuel reprocessing plants are kept at acceptable levels without undue economic penalties.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • 6. international conference on radiation shielding, Tokyo, Japan, 16 May 1983

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  • Other: DE83012596
  • Report No.: CONF-830538-13
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6216586
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1110494

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Bartine, D.E. Status of reactor shielding research in the United States, article, January 1, 1983; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1110494/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.