Radiation Exposures Associated with Shipments of Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel

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Experience has shown that the analyses of marine transport of spent fuel in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were conservative. It is anticipated that for most shipments. The external dose rate for the loaded transportation cask will be more in line with recent shipments. At the radiation levels associated with these shipments, we would not expect any personnel to exceed radiation exposure limits for the public. Package dose rates usually well below the regulatory limits and personnel work practices following ALARA principles are keeping human exposures to minimal levels. However, the potential for Mure shipments with external dose rates closer ... continued below

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MASSEY,CHARLES D.; MESSICK,C.E. & MUSTIN,T. November 1, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Experience has shown that the analyses of marine transport of spent fuel in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were conservative. It is anticipated that for most shipments. The external dose rate for the loaded transportation cask will be more in line with recent shipments. At the radiation levels associated with these shipments, we would not expect any personnel to exceed radiation exposure limits for the public. Package dose rates usually well below the regulatory limits and personnel work practices following ALARA principles are keeping human exposures to minimal levels. However, the potential for Mure shipments with external dose rates closer to the exclusive-use regulatory limit suggests that DOE should continue to provide a means to assure that individual crew members do not receive doses in excess of the public dose limits. As a minimum, the program will monitor cask dose rates and continue to implement administrative procedures that will maintain records of the dose rates associated with each shipment, the vessel used, and the crew list for the vessel. DOE will continue to include a clause in the contract for shipment of the foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel requiring that the Mitigation Action Plan be followed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00015020

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  • 22nd International Meeting on RERTR, Budapest (HU), 10/06/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-2884C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 15020
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MASSEY,CHARLES D.; MESSICK,C.E. & MUSTIN,T. Radiation Exposures Associated with Shipments of Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel, article, November 1, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624996/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.