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Main Title MAXDOSE-EPA: A Computerized Method for Estimating Individual Doses From a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository.
Author Serini, Barry L. ; Smith, Bruce ;
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/520/4-81-006;
Stock Number PB81-214579
Additional Subjects Computer programs ; Radioactive isotopes ; Radiation hazards ; Fortran ; Radiation doses ; High-level radioactive wastes ; Radioactive waste storage ; MAXDOSE-EPA computer code ; Radionuclide migration ; NTISEPAORD
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-214579 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 75p
The MAXDOSE-EPA computer code is a methodology developed by the Office of Radiation Programs to estimate the potential radiation doses from accidental releases of radionuclides from a repository for high-level radioactive wastes sited in deep geologic media. The code is intended to be applicable to a generic repository. The model parameters describing the characteristics of the repository and its environment can be varied to show the effects of different characteristics. This report describes the equations used to obtain the radionuclide concentrations in the environment and to calculate radiation doses to man via inhalation of air and ingestion of water, milk, crops, beef, and fish. A listing of the code, an input guide, and a sample problem are included. The code is written in Fortran, requires less than 200 K storage, and runs in less than 30 seconds. The code calculates the maximum dose and makes many conservative assumptions that shorten the run time to under 30 seconds.