ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS OF THE NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIP PROGRAM-ADDENDUM

This study represents a qualitative extension of an earlier Environmental Impact Analysis of the Nuclear Merchant Ship Program (MarAd, 1975) using an Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) as the reference ship, to other types of ships including a containership, dry-bulk cargo vessel, and an icebreaking oil tanker. This qualitative analysis shows that, for ships operating into coastal ports (containerships and possibly dry-bulk carriers), both ecological and radiological impacts would be somewhat greater than for the reference ULCC docking at an offshore terminal. These impacts can be kept within the guidelines established for land based nuclear power plants by implementation of appropriate operating procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NUS Corporation

    4 Research Place
    Rockville, MD  USA  20850

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Advanced Ship Construction, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-77093 Spec Study, NUS-1926
  • Contract Numbers: MA-T-38160
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM