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Title: Maximum liability evaluation: Strontium and cesium shipments on Decalso media

Abstract

This report summarizes the evaluations of the maximum monetary liability associated with cesium-137 shipments in the STT Casks and strontium-90 shipments in the HAPO-IA Cask. These evaluations are of most immediate importance since these shipments are planned for the month of March 1961. These liability evaluations concern the direct consequences of a release of the fission product shipment in each case, but do not cover the probability of such events occurring. The liability evaluation of the STT shipment of cesium-137, 90,000 curies per car, was based upon the following premises. Cesium is a relatively volatile material, and the entire shipment quantity can be vaporized and released as a cloud during involvement of the car in a fire of sufficient magnitude and duration to rupture the cask. This mechanism would create, by far, the greatest potential exposure of personnel and property to the fission product.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10134388
Report Number(s):
HW-68899
ON: DE92010920
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Mar 1961
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; CESIUM 137; RAIL TRANSPORT; STRONTIUM 90; LIABILITIES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; EVALUATION; CASKS; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; ION EXCHANGE MATERIALS; CONTAINMENT; LEACHING; DOSE RATES; RIVERS; SURFACE WATERS; RISK ASSESSMENT; 050900; 051000; 054000; 560101; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE; ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL, AND BUSINESS ASPECTS; HEALTH AND SAFETY; DOSIMETRY AND MONITORING

Citation Formats

Watson, E C, and Zahn, L L. Maximum liability evaluation: Strontium and cesium shipments on Decalso media. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/10134388.
Watson, E C, & Zahn, L L. Maximum liability evaluation: Strontium and cesium shipments on Decalso media. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10134388
Watson, E C, and Zahn, L L. Mon . "Maximum liability evaluation: Strontium and cesium shipments on Decalso media". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10134388. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10134388.
@article{osti_10134388,
title = {Maximum liability evaluation: Strontium and cesium shipments on Decalso media},
author = {Watson, E C and Zahn, L L},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes the evaluations of the maximum monetary liability associated with cesium-137 shipments in the STT Casks and strontium-90 shipments in the HAPO-IA Cask. These evaluations are of most immediate importance since these shipments are planned for the month of March 1961. These liability evaluations concern the direct consequences of a release of the fission product shipment in each case, but do not cover the probability of such events occurring. The liability evaluation of the STT shipment of cesium-137, 90,000 curies per car, was based upon the following premises. Cesium is a relatively volatile material, and the entire shipment quantity can be vaporized and released as a cloud during involvement of the car in a fire of sufficient magnitude and duration to rupture the cask. This mechanism would create, by far, the greatest potential exposure of personnel and property to the fission product.},
doi = {10.2172/10134388},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10134388}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {3}
}