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Title: Transportation of radionuclides in urban environs: draft environmental assessment

Abstract

This report assesses the environmental consequences of the transportation of radioactive materials in densely populated urban areas, including estimates of the radiological, nonradiological, and social impacts arising from this process. The chapters of the report and the appendices which follow detail the methodology and results for each of four causative event categories: incident free transport, vehicular accidents, human errors or deviations from accepted quality assurance practices, and sabotage or malevolent acts. The numerical results are expressed in terms of the expected radiological and economic impacts from each. Following these discussions, alternatives to the current transport practice are considered. Then, the detailed analysis is extended from a limited area of New York city to other urban areas. The appendices contain the data bases and specific models used to evaluate these impacts, as well as discussions of chemical toxicity and the social impacts of radioactive material transport in urban areas. The latter are evaluated for each causative event category in terms of psychological, sociological, political, legal, and organizational impacts. The report is followed by an extensive bibliography covering the many fields of study which were required in performing the analysis.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona Univ., Tucson (USA). Field Emission and Space Systems Lab.; Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5021927
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-0743; SAND-79-0369
ON: TI86000909
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; TRANSPORT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; AIR TRANSPORT; ECONOMIC IMPACT; HUMAN FACTORS; LEGAL ASPECTS; NEW YORK CITY; RADIATION DOSES; ROAD TRANSPORT; SABOTAGE; SAFEGUARDS; SECURITY; SOCIAL IMPACT; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; STATISTICAL DATA; URBAN AREAS; DATA; DOSES; FEDERAL REGION II; INFORMATION; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; LAND TRANSPORT; MATERIALS; NEW YORK; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; USA; 530100* - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989); 050900 - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 055001 - Nuclear Fuels- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability- Technical Aspects; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy

Citation Formats

Finley, N.C., Aldrich, D.C., Daniel, S.L., Ericson, D.M., Henning-Sachs, C., Kaestner, P.C., Ortiz, N.R., Sheldon, D.D., and Taylor, J.M. Transportation of radionuclides in urban environs: draft environmental assessment. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5021927.
Finley, N.C., Aldrich, D.C., Daniel, S.L., Ericson, D.M., Henning-Sachs, C., Kaestner, P.C., Ortiz, N.R., Sheldon, D.D., & Taylor, J.M. Transportation of radionuclides in urban environs: draft environmental assessment. United States. doi:10.2172/5021927.
Finley, N.C., Aldrich, D.C., Daniel, S.L., Ericson, D.M., Henning-Sachs, C., Kaestner, P.C., Ortiz, N.R., Sheldon, D.D., and Taylor, J.M. Tue . "Transportation of radionuclides in urban environs: draft environmental assessment". United States. doi:10.2172/5021927. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5021927.
@article{osti_5021927,
title = {Transportation of radionuclides in urban environs: draft environmental assessment},
author = {Finley, N.C. and Aldrich, D.C. and Daniel, S.L. and Ericson, D.M. and Henning-Sachs, C. and Kaestner, P.C. and Ortiz, N.R. and Sheldon, D.D. and Taylor, J.M.},
abstractNote = {This report assesses the environmental consequences of the transportation of radioactive materials in densely populated urban areas, including estimates of the radiological, nonradiological, and social impacts arising from this process. The chapters of the report and the appendices which follow detail the methodology and results for each of four causative event categories: incident free transport, vehicular accidents, human errors or deviations from accepted quality assurance practices, and sabotage or malevolent acts. The numerical results are expressed in terms of the expected radiological and economic impacts from each. Following these discussions, alternatives to the current transport practice are considered. Then, the detailed analysis is extended from a limited area of New York city to other urban areas. The appendices contain the data bases and specific models used to evaluate these impacts, as well as discussions of chemical toxicity and the social impacts of radioactive material transport in urban areas. The latter are evaluated for each causative event category in terms of psychological, sociological, political, legal, and organizational impacts. The report is followed by an extensive bibliography covering the many fields of study which were required in performing the analysis.},
doi = {10.2172/5021927},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1980},
month = {Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1980}
}

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