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Title: Systematics of Reconstructed Process Facility Criticality Accidents

Abstract

The systematics of the characteristics of twenty-one criticality accidents occurring in nuclear processing facilities of the Russian Federation, the United States, and the United Kingdom are examined. By systematics the authors mean the degree of consistency or agreement between the factual parameters reported for the accidents and the experimentally known conditions for criticality. The twenty-one reported process criticality accidents are not sufficiently well described to justify attempting detailed neutronic modeling. However, results of classic hand calculations confirm the credibility of the reported accident conditions.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
759112
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-99-3003
TRN: US0004299
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th Nuclear Criticality Safety, Versailles (FR), 09/1999; Other Information: PBD: 19 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; CRITICALITY; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; UNITED KINGDOM; USA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Pruvost, N.L., McLaughlin, T.P., and Monahan, S.P. Systematics of Reconstructed Process Facility Criticality Accidents. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Pruvost, N.L., McLaughlin, T.P., & Monahan, S.P. Systematics of Reconstructed Process Facility Criticality Accidents. United States.
Pruvost, N.L., McLaughlin, T.P., and Monahan, S.P. Sun . "Systematics of Reconstructed Process Facility Criticality Accidents". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/759112.
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