The radiological assessment system for consequence analysis - RASCAL

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The Radiological Assessment System for Consequence Analysis, Version 2.1 (RASCAL 2.1) has been developed for use during a response to radiological emergencies. The model estimates doses for comparison with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protective Action Guides (PAGs) and thresholds for acute health effects. RASCAL was designed to be used by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) personnel who report to the site of a nuclear accident to conduct an independent evaluation of dose and consequence projections and personnel who conduct training and drills on emergency responses. It allows consideration of the dominant aspects of the source term, transport, dose, and ... continued below

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Sjoreen, A.L.; Ramsdell, J.V. & Athey, G.F. April 1, 1996.

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  • Sjoreen, A.L. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Ramsdell, J.V. Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
  • Athey, G.F. Athey Consulting, Charles Town, WV (United States)

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The Radiological Assessment System for Consequence Analysis, Version 2.1 (RASCAL 2.1) has been developed for use during a response to radiological emergencies. The model estimates doses for comparison with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protective Action Guides (PAGs) and thresholds for acute health effects. RASCAL was designed to be used by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) personnel who report to the site of a nuclear accident to conduct an independent evaluation of dose and consequence projections and personnel who conduct training and drills on emergency responses. It allows consideration of the dominant aspects of the source term, transport, dose, and consequences. RASCAL consists of three computational tools: ST-DOSE, FM-DOSE, and DECAY. ST-DOSE computes source term, atmospheric transport, and dose to man from accidental airborne releases of radionuclides. The source-term calculations are appropriate for accidents at U.S. power reactors. FM-DOSE computes doses from environmental concentrations of radionuclides in the air and on the ground. DECAY computes radiological decay and daughter in-growth. RASCAL 2.1 is a DOS application that can be run under Windows 3.1 and 95. RASCAL has been the starting point for other accident consequence models, notably INTERRAS, an international version of RASCAL, and HASCAL, an expansion of RASCAL that will model radiological, biological, and chemical accidents.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96008631

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  • American Nuclear Society (ANS) Radiation Protection and Shielding Division topical meeting on advancements and applications in radiation protection and shielding, Falmouth, MA (United States), 21-25 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96008631
  • Report No.: CONF-960415--30
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 216269
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672023

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Sjoreen, A.L.; Ramsdell, J.V. & Athey, G.F. The radiological assessment system for consequence analysis - RASCAL, article, April 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672023/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.