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Main Title N Skyshine Survey at a 2400 M W [t] nuclear power plant : December, 1975 /
Author Phillips, C. R. ; Lowder, W. M. ; Nelson, C. B. ; Windham, S. T. ; Partridge., J. E.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-520/5-75-018
Stock Number PB-259 860
OCLC Number 08572324
Subjects Nuclear power plants ; Nuclear facilities
Additional Subjects Boiling water reactors ; Nitrogen isotopes ; Radiation hazards ; Radiation measuring instruments ; Gamma rays ; Dose rate ; Site surveys ; Nitrogen 16 ; Nuclear power plants ; Ionization chambers
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Collation v, 17 pages ; 27 cm
A field study was executed to determine environmental levels, distribution, and composition of turbine-contributed 16N gamma radiation from an operating boiling water reactor electric generating plant. Exposure measurements made with Pressurized Ionization Chambers (PIC's) at several distances and in several directions from the turbine building indicated that 16N 'skyshine' rather than direct gamma exposures contributed the major portion of environmental exposures. Power level and distance dependencies were determined and a predictive model indicated that a distance of 500 meters and a power level of 801 MW(e) would yield a dose rate of 10 mrad/yr.