Shielding requirements for the transport of nuclear warhead components under decommissioning

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The requirements to carry out accurate shielding calculations involved with the safe off-site transportation of packages containing nuclear warhead components, special assemblies and radioactive materials are discussed. The need for (a) detailed information on the geometry and material composition of the packaging and radioactive load, (b) accurate representation of the differential energy spectra (dN/dE) for the neutron and gamma spectra emitted by the radioactive materials enclosed in the packaging, (c) well-tested neutron and photon cross section libraries, (d) and accurate three-dimensional Monte Carlo transport codes are illustrated. A brief discussion of the need for reliable dose measurements is presented.

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Hansen, L.F. September 1, 1994.

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The requirements to carry out accurate shielding calculations involved with the safe off-site transportation of packages containing nuclear warhead components, special assemblies and radioactive materials are discussed. The need for (a) detailed information on the geometry and material composition of the packaging and radioactive load, (b) accurate representation of the differential energy spectra (dN/dE) for the neutron and gamma spectra emitted by the radioactive materials enclosed in the packaging, (c) well-tested neutron and photon cross section libraries, (d) and accurate three-dimensional Monte Carlo transport codes are illustrated. A brief discussion of the need for reliable dose measurements is presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008379

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  • 6. Russian scientific conference on radiation shielding of nuclear installations, Obninsk (Russian Federation), 20-23 Sep 1994

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  • Other: DE95008379
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--117776
  • Report No.: CONF-9409188--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 32586
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675639

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Hansen, L.F. Shielding requirements for the transport of nuclear warhead components under decommissioning, article, September 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675639/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.