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Title: Projected Consequence for Potential Sabotage Events Related to Spent Fuel Shipments

Abstract

There is a growing interest in understanding the potential consequences of malevolent acts against shipments of nuclear waste and/or material. Recently, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) conducted a study' to evaluate the potential source terms available for release in a sabotage event for spent fuel shipments. Using these source terms, we developed an approach to assess the potential radiological consequences of the hypothesized events and to compare them to consequences of transportation accidents involving the same types of shipments. Our analysis showed that there could be orders of magnitude differences in consequence for urban, suburban, and rural events. Sabotage consequences could be orders of magnitude higher than those of transportation accidents with a probability of 10{sup {minus}12} or higher and be similar to events with a probability less than 10{sup {minus}12}. Also, explosive-induced buoyancy would disperse the source further out than a non-buoyant release in a transportation accident, which, therefore, would have a higher dose near the release point.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9874
Report Number(s):
SAND99-2138C
TRN: US0103225
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Emergency Response 99, Santa Fe, NM (US), 09/15/1999--09/18/1999; Other Information: PBD: 18 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; PROBABILITY; SABOTAGE; SOURCE TERMS; SPENT FUELS; TRANSPORT; RISK ASSESSMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Citation Formats

Shyr, Lih-Jenn, Neuhauser, Sieglinde, Mills, Scott, and Massey, Charles. Projected Consequence for Potential Sabotage Events Related to Spent Fuel Shipments. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Shyr, Lih-Jenn, Neuhauser, Sieglinde, Mills, Scott, & Massey, Charles. Projected Consequence for Potential Sabotage Events Related to Spent Fuel Shipments. United States.
Shyr, Lih-Jenn, Neuhauser, Sieglinde, Mills, Scott, and Massey, Charles. Wed . "Projected Consequence for Potential Sabotage Events Related to Spent Fuel Shipments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9874.
@article{osti_9874,
title = {Projected Consequence for Potential Sabotage Events Related to Spent Fuel Shipments},
author = {Shyr, Lih-Jenn and Neuhauser, Sieglinde and Mills, Scott and Massey, Charles},
abstractNote = {There is a growing interest in understanding the potential consequences of malevolent acts against shipments of nuclear waste and/or material. Recently, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) conducted a study' to evaluate the potential source terms available for release in a sabotage event for spent fuel shipments. Using these source terms, we developed an approach to assess the potential radiological consequences of the hypothesized events and to compare them to consequences of transportation accidents involving the same types of shipments. Our analysis showed that there could be orders of magnitude differences in consequence for urban, suburban, and rural events. Sabotage consequences could be orders of magnitude higher than those of transportation accidents with a probability of 10{sup {minus}12} or higher and be similar to events with a probability less than 10{sup {minus}12}. Also, explosive-induced buoyancy would disperse the source further out than a non-buoyant release in a transportation accident, which, therefore, would have a higher dose near the release point.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
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