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Title: RISKIND: A computer program for calculating radiological consequences and health risks from transportation of spent nuclear fuel

Abstract

This report presents the technical details of RISKIND, a computer code designed to estimate potential radiological consequences and health risks to individuals and the collective population from exposures associated with the transportation of spent nuclear fuel. RISKIND is a user-friendly, interactive program that can be run on an IBM or equivalent personal computer under the Windows{trademark} environment. Several models are included in RISKIND that have been tailored to calculate the exposure to individuals under various incident-free and accident conditions. The incident-free models assess exposures from both gamma and neutron radiation and can account for different cask designs. The accident models include accidental release, atmospheric transport, and the environmental pathways of radionuclides from spent fuels; these models also assess health risks to individuals and the collective population. The models are supported by databases that are specific to spent nuclear fuels and include a radionuclide inventory and dose conversion factors. In addition, the flexibility of the models allows them to be used for assessing any accidental release involving radioactive materials. The RISKIND code allows for user-specified accident scenarios as well as receptor locations under various exposure conditions, thereby facilitating the estimation of radiological consequences and health risks for individuals. Median (50% probability)more » and typical worst-case (less than 5% probability of being exceeded) doses and health consequences from potential accidental releases can be calculated by constructing a cumulative dose/probability distribution curve for a complete matrix of site joint-wind-frequency data. These consequence results, together with the estimated probability of the entire spectrum of potential accidents, form a comprehensive, probabilistic risk assessment of a spent nuclear fuel transportation accident.« less

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [2]
  1. Square Y Consultants, Orchard Park, NY (US)
  2. Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (US)
OSTI Identifier:
192550
Report Number(s):
ANL/EAD-1
ON: DE96003557; TRN: US200210%%140
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE00192550; Supercedes report DE96003557; PBD: Nov 1995; PBD: 1 Nov 1995; PBD: 1 Nov 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; COMPUTER CODES; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERSONAL COMPUTERS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOISOTOPES; RISK ASSESSMENT; SPENT FUELS

Citation Formats

Yuan, Y C, Chen, S Y, Biwer, B M, and LePoire, D J. RISKIND: A computer program for calculating radiological consequences and health risks from transportation of spent nuclear fuel. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/192550.
Yuan, Y C, Chen, S Y, Biwer, B M, & LePoire, D J. RISKIND: A computer program for calculating radiological consequences and health risks from transportation of spent nuclear fuel. United States. doi:10.2172/192550.
Yuan, Y C, Chen, S Y, Biwer, B M, and LePoire, D J. Wed . "RISKIND: A computer program for calculating radiological consequences and health risks from transportation of spent nuclear fuel". United States. doi:10.2172/192550. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/192550.
@article{osti_192550,
title = {RISKIND: A computer program for calculating radiological consequences and health risks from transportation of spent nuclear fuel},
author = {Yuan, Y C and Chen, S Y and Biwer, B M and LePoire, D J},
abstractNote = {This report presents the technical details of RISKIND, a computer code designed to estimate potential radiological consequences and health risks to individuals and the collective population from exposures associated with the transportation of spent nuclear fuel. RISKIND is a user-friendly, interactive program that can be run on an IBM or equivalent personal computer under the Windows{trademark} environment. Several models are included in RISKIND that have been tailored to calculate the exposure to individuals under various incident-free and accident conditions. The incident-free models assess exposures from both gamma and neutron radiation and can account for different cask designs. The accident models include accidental release, atmospheric transport, and the environmental pathways of radionuclides from spent fuels; these models also assess health risks to individuals and the collective population. The models are supported by databases that are specific to spent nuclear fuels and include a radionuclide inventory and dose conversion factors. In addition, the flexibility of the models allows them to be used for assessing any accidental release involving radioactive materials. The RISKIND code allows for user-specified accident scenarios as well as receptor locations under various exposure conditions, thereby facilitating the estimation of radiological consequences and health risks for individuals. Median (50% probability) and typical worst-case (less than 5% probability of being exceeded) doses and health consequences from potential accidental releases can be calculated by constructing a cumulative dose/probability distribution curve for a complete matrix of site joint-wind-frequency data. These consequence results, together with the estimated probability of the entire spectrum of potential accidents, form a comprehensive, probabilistic risk assessment of a spent nuclear fuel transportation accident.},
doi = {10.2172/192550},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {11}
}