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Title: ALARA at nuclear power plants

Implementation of the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle at nuclear power plants presents a continuing challenge for health physicists at utility corporate and plant levels, for plant designers, and for regulatory agencies. The relatively large collective doses at some plants are being addressed though a variety of dose reduction techniques. It is planned that this report will include material on historical aspects, management, valuation of dose reduction, quantitative and qualitative aspects of optimization, design, operational considerations, and training. The status of this work is summarized in this report. 30 refs., 1 fig., 6 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6491888
Report Number(s):
BNL-NUREG-44508; CONF-910137--1
ON: DE91000909
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 24. midyear topical meeting of the health physics society, Raleigh, NC (USA), 21-25 Jan 1991
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER; NRC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ALARA; IMPLEMENTATION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RADIATION HAZARDS; BENZENE; CARCINOGENS; DOSE LIMITS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; GENETIC RADIATION EFFECTS; LEUKEMIA; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PERSONNEL; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION PROTECTION; SAFETY STANDARDS; AROMATICS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DISEASES; DOSES; GENETIC EFFECTS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HEMIC DISEASES; HYDROCARBONS; IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POWER PLANTS; RADIATION EFFECTS; SAFETY; STANDARDS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 560151 -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 655001 -- Medical Physics-- Radiation Protection Standards