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Main Title Approaches to the Calculation of Limitations on Nuclear Detonations for Peaceful Purposes.
Author Whippl, G. Hoyt ;
CORP Author Bureau of Radiological Health, Rockville, Md.
Year Published 1969
Report Number Seminar Paper-006;
Stock Number PB-187 251
Additional Subjects ( Nuclear explosions ; Radioactive isotopes) ; ( Nuclear power plants ; Radioactive isotopes) ; ( Radioactive isotopes ; Radiological dosage) ; Tritium ; Krypton ; Carbon ; Nuclear reactions ; Fission product activity ; Thermonuclear reactions ; Radiological contamination ; Water supplies ; Atmosphere ; Respiration ; Food ; Plants(Botany) ; Radiation tolerance ; Symposia ; Health physics ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-187 251 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Abstract The long-term equilibrium levels of tritium, krypton-85, and carbon-14 which are acceptable in the environment have been estimated on the following premises: (1) the three isotopes reach the environment and equilibrate throughout it in periods shorter than their half lives, (2) nuclear detonations and nuclear power constitute the dominant sources of these isotopes, (3) the radiation doses from these three isotopes add to one another and to the doses from other radioactive isotopes released to the environment, and (4) the United States, by virtue of its population, is entitled to 6% of the world's capacity to accept radioactive wastes. These premises lead to the conclusion that U.S. nuclear detonations are limited by carbon-14 to 70 megatons per year. The corresponding limit for U.S. nuclear power appears to be set by krypton-85 at 150,000 electrical megawatts, although data for carbon-14 production by nuclear power reactors are not available. (Author)
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Public Health. Presented at the Seminar Program, National Center for Radiological Health, Rockville, Md., 8 Mar 68.
PUB Date Free Form 1969,
Category Codes 6R; 18B; 18E; 18C; 923; 927
NTIS Prices PC A02 MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 326510002
Origin NTIS
Type CAT