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Title: Consideration of In-Growth of Radionuclides for Facility Hazard Categorization

Abstract

This paper addresses issues associated with the effects of daughter product in-growth on the hazard categorization of facilities in accordance with DOE-STD-1027-92, “Hazard Categorization and Accident Analysis Techniques for Compliance with DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports.” There is a list of issues that occur when performing facility hazard categorizations at DOE facilities. The first issue is when radionuclides are concentrated outside of their natural decay schemes, and the resulting daughter products exceed the hazard category three threshold quantity values (HC3 TQVs) while their parents do not. The second issue is if a parent nuclide is evaluated for the inhalation pathway, and the daughter product is evaluated using a different pathway and methodology. The third issue is when the parent and daughter are evaluated using the same pathway for exposure, but the daughter is significantly more radiotoxic than the parent. Lastly, when the TQVs were derived for hazard categorization, the methodology used involved a 24 hour exposure period during which, for the sake of simplicity, no consideration was given to decay and the subsequent in-growth of daughter products. Facility hazard categorization is a snapshot in time and does not provide an accurate inventory for long term operations and/or storage.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
923497
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-07-12659
TRN: US0801850
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Safety Analysis Workshop,Idaho Falls,05/19/2007,05/24/2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ACCIDENTS; COMPLIANCE; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; DECAY; INHALATION; ISOTOPES; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOISOTOPES; SAFETY ANALYSIS; STORAGE; DOE-STD-1027-92; Hazard Categorization; Nuclear Safety

Citation Formats

Mr. Robert E. Miller. Consideration of In-Growth of Radionuclides for Facility Hazard Categorization. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Mr. Robert E. Miller. Consideration of In-Growth of Radionuclides for Facility Hazard Categorization. United States.
Mr. Robert E. Miller. Tue . "Consideration of In-Growth of Radionuclides for Facility Hazard Categorization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/923497.
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