Neutron and photon effective dose equivalent rate calculations for the repackaging of tru waste

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Neutron and photon effective dose equivalent rates were estimated for operations that will occur in the characterization and repackaging of transuranic (TRU) waste drums. These activities will be performed in structures called Mobile Units (MU). A MU is defined as a modular and transportable container, also called a transportainer. The transportainers have been designed to house a process required for certification of TRU wastes. The purpose of these calculations was to provide dose rates from Pu-238 TRU waste in various locations in the transportainer using MCNP-4C. In addition to dose rates for the various radiological operations in the repackaging area, ... continued below

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Sattelberger, J. A. (Jenifer A.) January 1, 2002.

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Neutron and photon effective dose equivalent rates were estimated for operations that will occur in the characterization and repackaging of transuranic (TRU) waste drums. These activities will be performed in structures called Mobile Units (MU). A MU is defined as a modular and transportable container, also called a transportainer. The transportainers have been designed to house a process required for certification of TRU wastes. The purpose of these calculations was to provide dose rates from Pu-238 TRU waste in various locations in the transportainer using MCNP-4C. In addition to dose rates for the various radiological operations in the repackaging area, the dose rate from the adjacent storage area was calculated to determine the contribution to the total dose rate.

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  • Submitted to the 12th Biennial Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Santa Fe, NM, April 14-18, 2002

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Sattelberger, J. A. (Jenifer A.). Neutron and photon effective dose equivalent rate calculations for the repackaging of tru waste, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc927547/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.