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Main Title Radiological surveillance studies at a pressurized water nuclear power reactor /
Author Kah, Bernd ; Blanchar, Richard L. ; Kold, Harry E. ; Kriege, Herman L. ; Gol, Seymour ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kahn, B.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA RD-71-1; PB-205 640
Stock Number PB-205 640
OCLC Number 57229184
Subjects Nuclear power plants--Environmental aspects--Massachusetts ; Radioactive pollution ; Nuclear reactors--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Yankee Atomic Power Plant (Mass) ; ( Pollution ; Radioactive contaminants) ; ( Nuclear reactors ; ( Pressurized water reactors ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Tritium ; Monitors ; Radiation dosage ; Public health ; Cooling water ; Radioactive wastes ; Radioactive isotopes ; Iodine isotopes ; Aquatic biology ; Fishes ; Benthos ; Wildlife ; Radiation effects ; Massachusetts ; Yankee Power Reactor
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD195E4 R33 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/18/2005
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA RD-71-1 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-205 640 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 99 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
A radiological surveillance study was undertaken at the Yankee Nuclear Power Station to make available information for calculating population radiation exposures at routinely operating commercial pressurized water reactor (PWR) stations and to demonstrate effective monitoring procedures. Radionuclide concentrations and external radiation were measured in the immediate environment of the station. At the same time, the radionuclide contents of liquids and gases at the station and of effluents at points of discharge were measured, and levels of environmental radioactivity were estimated from these values. The radioactivity in effluents at Yankee consisted mostly of 3H, in amounts typical of PWR stations that use fuel clad in stainless steel. The amounts of other radionuclides discharged to the environment from the reactor plant were very small, apparently because of effective containment of fission products other than 3H within the fuel elements and treatment of wastes by storage (for radioactive decay) and evaporation. A considerable fraction of the effluent radioactivity was discharged at the secondary coolant system because these effluents are released without treatment. (Author)
Includes bibliographical references.