An environmental analysis of hazards relating to reactor accidents and failures aboard the N.S. Savannah in confined waters is presented. To ensure that the important or controlling hazards are considered, various possible accidents are first examined. An evaluation is then given of atmospheric release following the maximum credible accident for typical lapse and inversion conditions. The various accidents considered include many less serious accidents, all of which could result in the loss of some acitivty to the environment. Accidents considered include: 1) inadvertent release of gaseous activity, 2) rupture of the double-bottom tanks, 3) spill of the ion-exchange resin, 4) damage to a fuel element during refueling, 5) the maximum credible accident with the ship afloat, 6) the maximum credible accident with the ship sunk, and 7) variations of the maximum credible accident in which the containment vessel is voided. Collisions at sea are not included in the scope of this report, but the consequences of such an accident may be evaluated by the data presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number ORNL-CF-599-9(rev.).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Reactor Projects Division
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37830


    OAK RIDGE, TN  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Cottrell, W B
    • Mann, L A
    • Parker, F L
    • Schmidt, G D
  • Publication Date: 1959-11-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 243 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-26
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM