POTENTIAL AEROSOL GENERATION MECHANISMS FROM DAMAGED SHIPPING PACKAGES

Estimates of the potential airborne release of radioactive materials in transportation accidents are necessary to compare the safety in various shipping methods. To make such estimates, information is required on various aspects of the accident situation (physical and chemical characteristics of the source materials, forces/conditions imposed upon the source material by the accident, etc.). Published data which may be useful in estimating the fractional airborne release of radionuclides are discussed. Special emphasis is given to experimental data generated under conditions similar to those found under accident conditions. Estimates of the fractional airborne release of a liquid and a powder for particular accident scenarios are discussed to illustrate the application of the data. (ERA citation 02:009234)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on the design, construction and testing of packaging for the safe transport of radioactive materials, Vienna, Austria, 23 Aug 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3180 George Washington Way
    Richland, WA  USA  99354

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mishima, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760813-13
  • Contract Numbers: E(45-1)-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM