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Main Title Effect of Nuclear Power Generation on Water Quality in the Great Lakes.
Author Sullivan, Robert E. ; Ellet, William H. ;
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. Div. of Criteria and Standards.
Year Published 1977
Report Number ORP/CSD-77-5;
Stock Number PB80-101959
Additional Subjects Nuclear electric power generation ; Great Lakes ; Mathematical models ; Radiation dosage ; Radioactivity ; Water quality ; Computer programs ; Fortran ; Radioactive effluents ; GLA-1 computer program ; Fortran 4 programming language
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-101959 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 82p
The 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States and Canada concerning improvement of the water quality of the Great Lakes has led to a study of the probable effects of nuclear power generation on radioactivity levels in the lakes. A simplified physical model of the Great Lakes system has been employed which assumes thorough annual mixing but allows for the perturbations in dilution volume required by the periodic establishment of thermoclines. Corrections are made, where necessary, for removal of radionuclides by sedimentation and equilibration. The results are given in terms of the concentration of radionuclides in each lake and the dose rates resulting from continuous, long-term ingestion of system waters. Dose calculations are performed using equations promulgated by the ICRP in Report 10. Using the model described, it is possible to obtain analytical solutions for the coupled differential equations describing these quantities. A Fortran computer program, GLA-1, has been employed to reduce calculational effort.