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Main Title Computer Code (RVRDOS) to Calculate Population Doses from Radioactive Liquid Effluents and an Application to Nuclear Power Reactors on the Mississippi River Basin.
Author Martin, Jr., James A. ; Robbins, Charles ; Nelson, Christopher B. ; Cousins, Jr., Robert D. ; Culliton., Mary Anne ;
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C. Environmental Analysis Div.
Year Published 1976
Report Number ORP/EAD-76/4;
Stock Number PB-261 322
Additional Subjects Radiation dosage ; Radioactive isotopes ; Water pollution ; Contamination ; Dosimetry ; Populations ; Exposure ; Potable water ; Food chains ; Fishes ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Nuclear power plants ; Stream pollution ; Rivers ; Computations ; Computer programs ; Radioecology ; Mississippi River ; Environmental health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-261 322 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 83p
A computer program RVRDOS has been developed to calculate population doses due to releases of radionuclides into flowing streams. Concentrations of the radionuclides downstream take into account dilution, decay, and the ingrowth of a daughter product. Population doses to four organs are calculated for drinking water and fish ingestion pathways. Individual doses due to swimming may also be estimated. A program manual for RVRDOS is included in this report. RVRDOS has been used to calculate population doses due to releases from nuclear power reactors on the Mississippi River Basin during 1973. The data base for these calculations and a summary of the calculations are discussed.