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Accident at the zero power reactor which happened on October 15 1958; Sur l'accident avec le reacteur de puissance zero du 15 octobre 1958

Abstract

During an experiment on the zero power heavy water reactor with natural uranium fuel in the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences, the reactor escaped control. Six staff members in the immediate surrounding of the bare assembly were exposed to high neutron and ionising irradiation. Other two employees who were at some bigger distance were exposed to doses higher than permitted. This paper deals with the circumstances that caused the accident, status of the dosimetry, control and alarm systems. Individual exposure doses were estimated according to the calculated neutron flux values obtained from measuring the activities of personal belongings made of gold and copper as well as radioactive phosphorous from urine.
Authors:
Savic, P [1] 
  1. Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Vinca, Beograd (Yugoslavia)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 1959
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-RS-0996
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 3 refs; Related Information: Bulletin of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences 'Boris Kidric'v. 9, 167
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CRITICALITY; DOSE LIMITS; LETHAL RADIATION DOSE; NEUTRON FLUX; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; R-B REACTOR; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; THERMAL NEUTRONS
OSTI ID:
20909563
Country of Origin:
Serbia
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: RS07RB040071896
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
4 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 19, 2007

Citation Formats

Savic, P. Accident at the zero power reactor which happened on October 15 1958; Sur l'accident avec le reacteur de puissance zero du 15 octobre 1958. Serbia: N. p., 1959. Web.
Savic, P. Accident at the zero power reactor which happened on October 15 1958; Sur l'accident avec le reacteur de puissance zero du 15 octobre 1958. Serbia.
Savic, P. 1959. "Accident at the zero power reactor which happened on October 15 1958; Sur l'accident avec le reacteur de puissance zero du 15 octobre 1958." Serbia.
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title = {Accident at the zero power reactor which happened on October 15 1958; Sur l'accident avec le reacteur de puissance zero du 15 octobre 1958}
author = {Savic, P}
abstractNote = {During an experiment on the zero power heavy water reactor with natural uranium fuel in the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences, the reactor escaped control. Six staff members in the immediate surrounding of the bare assembly were exposed to high neutron and ionising irradiation. Other two employees who were at some bigger distance were exposed to doses higher than permitted. This paper deals with the circumstances that caused the accident, status of the dosimetry, control and alarm systems. Individual exposure doses were estimated according to the calculated neutron flux values obtained from measuring the activities of personal belongings made of gold and copper as well as radioactive phosphorous from urine.}
place = {Serbia}
year = {1959}
month = {Mar}
}