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Title: SUMMARY OF HYPOTHETICAL WHOLE-BODY GAMMA EXPOSURES AND INFANT THYROID DOSES RESULTING OFF-SITE FROM PROJECT ROVER NUCLEAR REACTOR/ENGINE TESTS AT THE NUCLEAR ROCKET DEVELOPMENT STATION.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Public Health Service, Las Vegas, Nev. Southwestern Radiological Health Lab.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4101151
Report Number(s):
SWRHL-92-r
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: UNCL. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-70
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
N28420* -Life Sciences-Health Physics & Safety-Dosimetry & Monitoring; N28630 -Life Sciences-Radiation Effects on Animals-Man; GAMMA RADIATION; MAN; RADIATION DOSES; THYROID; WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; THYROID GLAND/radiation dose to, of infants following testing at Nuclear Rocket Development Station,; GAMMA RADIATION/dose to thyroid and whole-body of infants following testing at Nuclear Rocket Development Station; MAN/radiation dose to thyroid of infant, following testing at Nuclear Rocket Development Station,; NUCLEAR AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEMS/testing at Nuclear Rocket Development Station, estimation of dose to thyroid of infants and whole-body following

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Grossman, R.F.. SUMMARY OF HYPOTHETICAL WHOLE-BODY GAMMA EXPOSURES AND INFANT THYROID DOSES RESULTING OFF-SITE FROM PROJECT ROVER NUCLEAR REACTOR/ENGINE TESTS AT THE NUCLEAR ROCKET DEVELOPMENT STATION.. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1970. Web. doi:10.2172/4101151.
Grossman, R.F.. SUMMARY OF HYPOTHETICAL WHOLE-BODY GAMMA EXPOSURES AND INFANT THYROID DOSES RESULTING OFF-SITE FROM PROJECT ROVER NUCLEAR REACTOR/ENGINE TESTS AT THE NUCLEAR ROCKET DEVELOPMENT STATION.. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.2172/4101151.
Grossman, R.F.. 1970. "SUMMARY OF HYPOTHETICAL WHOLE-BODY GAMMA EXPOSURES AND INFANT THYROID DOSES RESULTING OFF-SITE FROM PROJECT ROVER NUCLEAR REACTOR/ENGINE TESTS AT THE NUCLEAR ROCKET DEVELOPMENT STATION.". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.2172/4101151. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4101151.
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  • The results of nuclear rocket development activities from the inception of the ROVER program in 1955 through the termination of activities on January 5, 1973 are summarized. This report discusses the nuclear reactor test configurations (non cold flow) along with the nuclear furnace demonstrated during this time frame. Included in the report are brief descriptions of the propulsion systems, test objectives, accomplishments, technical issues, and relevant test results for the various reactor tests. Additionally, this document is specifically aimed at reporting performance data and their relationship to fuel element development with little or no emphasis on other (important) items.
  • Nuclear rocket and ramjet engine tests were conducted on the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in Area 25 and Area 26, about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 1959 through September 1969. This document presents a brief history of the nuclear rocket engine tests, information on the off-site radiological monitoring, and descriptions of the tests.
  • A limited set of radiological dose calculations has been performed to evaluate compliance against 10 CFR 100 criteria (Federal Register 1987) using methods recognized by the Hanford Dose Overview Committee for the N Reactor hypothetical accident. This was done as part of the upgrades under way in the analytical methods used on N Reactor. These calculations consist of two cases using the same release inventory as assumed in the NUSAR (UNC 1978) for the hypothetical worst-case accident (i.e., the cold-leg manifold break with failure of the emergency core-cooling system) as follows: A benchmark case using the same input assumptions asmore » used in the NUSAR, but calculated using the present Hanford standard radiological dose codes SUBDOSA and DACRIN for submersion and inhalation doses, respectively. The most noteworthy of these original assumptions is the modification of the onset times for the various meteorology parameters and breathing rates at the low-population zone (LPZ) to include transit time. A case using the same accident release inventory as the above benchmark case but with updated assumptions and methods deemed to be acceptable in the present regulatory environment. The most important change is the assumption of zero transit time to the LPZ for purposes of determining associated meteorology parameters and breathing rates. This analysis was conducted primarily to reevaluate doses for N Reactor prior to installation of the hydrogen-mitigation system. A limited number of calculations have been performed to estimate the effects of the hydrogen-mitigation system; however, these calculations are not reported here.« less