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Title: Comments by a peer review panel on the computerized radiological risk investigation system (CRRIS)

Abstract

This document represents the comprehensive review by experts of the documents describing the models, computer programs, and data bases making up the Computerized Radiological Risk Investigation System (CRRIS). The CRRIS methodology has been produced for the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Radiation Programs (ORP) by the Health and Safety Research Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to assess the significance of releases of radioactive material from facilities handling such materials. The comments covered a wide range of aspects of the CRRIS models. Special review topics covered were uncertainty, validation, verification, and health effects. The reports making up the CRRIS documentation were reviewed in detail. The following are some of the more frequent comments about the methodology. This is a very comprehensive work, but too complex and hard to use. Too little explanation of some of the assumptions taken such as variance from standard ICRP organ weighting factors. Overly complex model for soil to root transfer and interception fraction. Gaussian plume model was used, when more state-of-art models are available. 35 refs.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6703649
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-10879
ON: DE89004312
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; GROUND RELEASE; RISK ASSESSMENT; EVALUATION; C CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; PUBLIC OPINION; VALIDATION; COMPUTER CODES; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; SIMULATION; TESTING; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 510300* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Baker, D. A. Comments by a peer review panel on the computerized radiological risk investigation system (CRRIS). United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.2172/6703649.
Baker, D. A. Comments by a peer review panel on the computerized radiological risk investigation system (CRRIS). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6703649
Baker, D. A. 1988. "Comments by a peer review panel on the computerized radiological risk investigation system (CRRIS)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6703649. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6703649.
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