Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability
The Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) project is a Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored real-time emergency response service available for use by both federal and state agencies in case of a potential or actual atmospheric release of nuclear material. The project, initiated in 1972, is currently evolving from the research and development phase to full operation. Plans are underway to expand the existing capability to continuous operation by 1984 and to establish a National ARAC Center (NARAC) by 1988. This report describes the ARAC system, its utilization during the past two years, and plans for its expansion during the next five to six years. An integral part of this expansion is due to a very important and crucial effort sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency to extend the ARAC service to approximately 45 Department of Defense (DOD) sites throughout the continental US over the next three years.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; EMERGENCY PLANS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; OPERATION; ACCIDENTS 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety
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