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Title: Production and release of airborne radionuclides due to the operations of NuMI

Abstract

The operation of the NuMI beamline will result in the production of significant quantities of airborne radionuclides due to the large proton beam intensities to be delivered to this facility. In this report we predict the production of airborne radionuclides and their release to the environment during NuMI operations. An estimate is provided of the maximum dose equivalent that might be delivered by this pathway to a hypothetical individual continuously present at the Fermilab site boundary. Likewise, the dose equivalent rate due to exposure to activated air within the NuMI target station enclosure is estimated. It is concluded that the airborne radioactivity produced in the course of NuMI operations will be in compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
Contributing Org.:
Nancy L. Grossman, David J. Boehnlein, and J. Donald Cossairt
OSTI Identifier:
10362
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-TM-2089
TRN: US0103390
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; FERMILAB; PROTON BEAMS; RADIOISOTOPES; FORECASTING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Citation Formats

Grossmean, Nancy L., Boehnlein, David J., and Cossairt, J. Donals. Production and release of airborne radionuclides due to the operations of NuMI. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/10362.
Grossmean, Nancy L., Boehnlein, David J., & Cossairt, J. Donals. Production and release of airborne radionuclides due to the operations of NuMI. United States. doi:10.2172/10362.
Grossmean, Nancy L., Boehnlein, David J., and Cossairt, J. Donals. Thu . "Production and release of airborne radionuclides due to the operations of NuMI". United States. doi:10.2172/10362.
@article{osti_10362,
title = {Production and release of airborne radionuclides due to the operations of NuMI},
author = {Grossmean, Nancy L. and Boehnlein, David J. and Cossairt, J. Donals},
abstractNote = {The operation of the NuMI beamline will result in the production of significant quantities of airborne radionuclides due to the large proton beam intensities to be delivered to this facility. In this report we predict the production of airborne radionuclides and their release to the environment during NuMI operations. An estimate is provided of the maximum dose equivalent that might be delivered by this pathway to a hypothetical individual continuously present at the Fermilab site boundary. Likewise, the dose equivalent rate due to exposure to activated air within the NuMI target station enclosure is estimated. It is concluded that the airborne radioactivity produced in the course of NuMI operations will be in compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations.},
doi = {10.2172/10362},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
}

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