Health physics procedures and operations carried out on board the N.S. Savannah for the period from May to December, 1962 were found satisfactory. Personnel exposures were held to extremely low levels, external whole body exposure did not approach 10 percent of the permissible 5 rem annual exposure limit, and internal exposures did not occur. The results of a comprehensive bioassay program carried out on engineering and nuclear staff personnel were negative. Increased radioactivity levels in the atmosphere and hydrosphere environment of the ship did not occur. Nuclear ship maintenance was carried out without the support of shipyards equipped with nuclear maintenance facilities. Health physics supplies and materials carried aboard ship were adequate for all operations. Radiation control, personnel protection, radiations incidents, maintenance, training, measurements, and analyses, and waste disposal operations are reviewed from a health physics standpoint.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TODD/SML-NSS-8.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  United States 

    States Marine Lines, Incorporated

  • Publication Date: 1962

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TODD/SML-NSS-8 Annual Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2206, MA-1889
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM