Assessment of selected fission products in the Savannah River Site environment

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Most of the radioactivity produced by the operation of a nuclear reactor results from the fission process, during which the nucleus of a fissionable atom (such as 235U) splits into two or more nuclei, which typically are radioactive. The Radionuclide Assessment Program (RAP) has reported on fission products cesium, strontium, iodine, and technetium. Many other radionuclides are produced by the fission process. Releases of several additional fission products that result in dose to the offsite population are discussed in this publication. They are 95Zr, 95Nb, 103Ru, 106Ru, 141Ce, and 144Ce. This document will discuss the production, release, migration, and dose ... continued below

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Carlton, W.H. & Denham, M. April 1, 1997.

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Most of the radioactivity produced by the operation of a nuclear reactor results from the fission process, during which the nucleus of a fissionable atom (such as 235U) splits into two or more nuclei, which typically are radioactive. The Radionuclide Assessment Program (RAP) has reported on fission products cesium, strontium, iodine, and technetium. Many other radionuclides are produced by the fission process. Releases of several additional fission products that result in dose to the offsite population are discussed in this publication. They are 95Zr, 95Nb, 103Ru, 106Ru, 141Ce, and 144Ce. This document will discuss the production, release, migration, and dose to humans for each of these selected fission products.

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  • Other: DE98050490
  • Report No.: WSRC-TR--96-0220
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/554138 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 554138
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696345

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Carlton, W.H. & Denham, M. Assessment of selected fission products in the Savannah River Site environment, report, April 1, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696345/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.