Document Details

Hazards Evaluation of Building 2527 and Very High Activity Waste Storage Facility - Vol. 7
Subject Terms:
Building 2527, ORNL; evaluation, hazard; waste storage facility
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1962 Aug 21
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
ORNL-TM-318; Copy 100; Copy100
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
An evaluation of the hazards in Building 2527 and the very high-activity waste storage facility indicates that the accident with the most serious consequences, a nuclear excursion which ruptures a vessel that contains the most radioactive process solution, would result in a probable radiation exposure to personnel in the secondary containment shell of approximately 0.1 rem and a maximum downwind exposure to ORNL personnel of approximately 1 rem. The fallout of radioactive particulate matter would be such that neither the hazardous ground concentration nor the required decontamination level would be exceeded. Standards of construction and containment, assumptions made to evaluate the potential hazards of release of radioactive material, and methods of calculation used for development of this hazards analysis are given in ORNL-2956, Summary Report - Hazards Analyses of Radiochemical Processing and Waste Disposal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sects. 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0. Figures and tables are included in this report.

<< Return to Search Results