Document Details


Title:
ROVER FLIGHT SAFETY PROGRAM PRELIMINARY REVIEW. IV. SAFETY ANALYSIS REPORT: RADIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN NUCLEAR FLIGHT SAFETY
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1966 Apr 20
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0073
Accession Number:
NV0060143
Document Number(s):
USNRDLTR1010
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATOR
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
ACCIDENTS TO SPACE NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEMS COULD LEAD TO DEPOSITION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH AND SUBSEQUENTLY TO INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MAN AND THE RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS. THIS REPORT D ESCRIBES PRELIMINARY MODELS DEVELOPED TO EVALUATE POSSIBLE SAFETY PROB LEMS RESULTING FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF NUCLEAR ROCKET DEBRIS INTO MAN 'S ENVIRONMENT. THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEBR IS ARE DESCRIBED AS WELL AS GENERAL EXPOSURE CRITERIA AND APPLICABLE B IOLOGICAL EFFECTS INFORMATION. THE CONCEPT OF PROBABILITY OF EXPOSURE AS A RELEVANT SAFETY INDEX IS EMPLOYED. MATHEMATICAL MODELS ARE PRE SENTED WHICH DESCRIBE THE LIKELIHOOD OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF TOTAL BODY GAMMA EXPOSURE EXPERIENCED BY A MOBILE RECEPTOR AND THE EXPECTED NUMB ER OF DIRECT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND DEBRIS. FOR DIRECT INTER ACTIONS, SKIN, LUNG, AND GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT EXPOSURES ARE SPECIFIC ALLY CONSIDERED. BETA AND GAMMA DOSE CALCULATIONAL METHODS APPLICABLE TO REACTOR DEBRIS PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AS PART OF THESE STUDI ES AND ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL.


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