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Main Title Development and application of a risk assessment method for radioactive waste management : final contract report /
Author Logan, Stanley E. ; Berbano, M. C. ; Schulze, W. D. ; Ben-David, S. ; Brookshire, D. S.
CORP Author New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Bureau of Engineering Research.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. Technology Assessment Div.
Publisher Office of Radiation Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/520/6-78/005A; NE-44(77)EPA-394-1-V1; EPA-68-01-3256; EPA/520/6-78/005B; NE-44(77)EPA-394-1-V2; EPA/520/6-78/005C; NE-44(77)EPA-394-1-V3; EPA/520/6-78/005D; NE-44(77)EPA-394-1-V4
Stock Number PB-288 339; PB-288 340; PB-288 341; PB-288 342
Subjects Radioactive waste disposal--Environmental aspects ; Radioactive waste disposal--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Radioactive wastes ; Radiation hazards ; Systems analysis ; Geologic processes ; Radioactive waste processing ; Computer programming ; Mathematical models ; Fortran ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Risk analysis ; Radioactive waste storage ; Underground disposal ; Shaft excavations ; Ground release ; Radioactive effluents ; Path of pollutants ; AMRAW computer program ; Fortran 4 programming language ; Utilization ; Tables(Data) ; Implementation ; Shaft release ; Indirect costs ; Radiation dosage ; Damage assessment ; Cost estimates ; Programming manuals ; Computer programs
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NTIS  PB-288 339 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB-288 340 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB-288 341 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB-288 342 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
A Radioactive Waste Management Systems Model, is presented. The systems model and associated computer code called AMRAW (Assessment Method for Radioactive Waste), has two parts. The first part, AMRAW-A, consists of the Source Term (radioactive inventory versus time), the Release Model, and the Environmental Model. The Release Model considers various geologic and man-caused events which are potential mechanisms for release of radioactive material beyond the immediate environs of a repository or other location; the risk analysis mode uses events distributed probabilistically over time, and the consequence analysis mode uses discrete events occurring at specified times. The Environmental Model includes: (1) the transport to and accumulations at various receptors in the biosphere, (2) pathways from these environmental concentrations, and (3) resulting radiation dose to man. The second part of the systems model, AMRAW-B, is the Economic Model which calculates health effects corresponding to the various organ dose rates from AMRAW-A, collects these health effects in terms of economic costs and attributes these costs to radionuclides, decay groups, and elements initially in the waste inventory. Implementation, with calculated results, of AMRAW for Terminal Storage in a Bedded Salt Reference Repository are presented. Preliminary demonstrations for the repository operations phase of waste management and terminal storage in a shale formation are described; possible applications to other radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous materials are discussed. AMRAW uniquely links all steps together in a continuous calculation sequence.
"July 1978." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
v. 1. Generic description of AMRAW-A model / S.E. Logan, M.C. Berbano -- v. 2. Implementation for terminal storage in reference repository and other applications / S.E. Logan, M.C. Berbano -- v. 3. Economic analysis, description and implementation of AMRAW-B model / S.E. Logan [and others].