EMERGENCY RESPONSE SCENARIOS FOR TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

To assist emergency response personnel in evaluating the unique hazards presented to them by transportation accidents involving radioactive materials, this study examines several limiting scenarios for such accidents in terms of their potential radiological impacts. The radiological consequences of five accident scenarios are analyzed in terms of dose and dose rate as a function of distance, and potential health effects. Additionally, the emergency response implications of possible sabotage events are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20555
  • Authors:
    • Aldrich, D C
    • Ericson, D M
    • Finley, N C
    • Ortiz, N R
    • Sprung, J L
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAND-79-2017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM