Probability, consequences, and mitigation for lightning strikes to Hanford site high-level waste tanks

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The purpose of this report is to summarize selected lightning issues concerning the Hanford Waste Tanks. These issues include the probability of lightning discharge striking the area immediately adjacent to a tank including a riser, the consequences of significant energy deposition from a lightning strike in a tank, and mitigating actions that have been or are being taken. The major conclusion of this report is that the probability of a lightning strike depositing sufficient energy in a tank to cause an effect on employees or the public is unlikely;but there are insufficient, quantitative data on the tanks and waste to ... continued below

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Zach, J.J. August 1, 1996.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The purpose of this report is to summarize selected lightning issues concerning the Hanford Waste Tanks. These issues include the probability of lightning discharge striking the area immediately adjacent to a tank including a riser, the consequences of significant energy deposition from a lightning strike in a tank, and mitigating actions that have been or are being taken. The major conclusion of this report is that the probability of a lightning strike depositing sufficient energy in a tank to cause an effect on employees or the public is unlikely;but there are insufficient, quantitative data on the tanks and waste to prove that. Protection, such as grounding of risers and air terminals on existing light poles, is recommended.

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OSTI as DE98058065

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE98058065
  • Report No.: WHC-SD-WM-ES--387-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/658891 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658891
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711019

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  • August 1, 1996

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Zach, J.J. Probability, consequences, and mitigation for lightning strikes to Hanford site high-level waste tanks, report, August 1, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711019/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.