Radiological assessments for the National Ignition Facility

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The potential radiological impacts of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a proposed facility for fusion ignition and high energy density experiments, were assessed for five candidate sites to assist in site selection. The GENII computer program was used to model releases of radionuclides during normal NIF operations and a postulated accident and to calculate radiation doses to the public. Health risks were estimated by converting the estimated doses into health effects using a standard cancer fatality risk factor. The greatest calculated radiation dose was less than one thousandth of a percent of the dose received from natural background radiation; no ... continued below

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Hong, Kou-John & Lazaro, M. A. August 1996.

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The potential radiological impacts of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a proposed facility for fusion ignition and high energy density experiments, were assessed for five candidate sites to assist in site selection. The GENII computer program was used to model releases of radionuclides during normal NIF operations and a postulated accident and to calculate radiation doses to the public. Health risks were estimated by converting the estimated doses into health effects using a standard cancer fatality risk factor. The greatest calculated radiation dose was less than one thousandth of a percent of the dose received from natural background radiation; no cancer fatalities would be expected to occur in the public as the result of normal operations. The highest dose conservatively estimated to result from a postulated accident could lead to one in one million risk of cancer.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013021

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  • Annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Reno, NV (United States), 16-20 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96013021
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--88826
  • Report No.: CONF-9606116--66
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 381735
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687736

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Hong, Kou-John & Lazaro, M. A. Radiological assessments for the National Ignition Facility, article, August 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687736/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.