METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE OFF-SITE RADIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS
The report has been prepared within the context of the CEC Radiation Protection Programme 1980 - 1984 under the contract with Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK) in the Federal Republic of Germany and the National Radiological Protection Board in the United Kingdom. The aim of the study was to review and improve the nuclear accident consequence assessment methods currently used in the Member States. The report presents an overview of the field of accident consequence assessment as seen by the Commission and by the responsible staff of both contractors. To aid readers of this report who are unfamiliar with accident consequence analysis (ACA), it has been divided into two sections. Part A reflects the significance of ACA in probabilistic risk studies and discusses the application of ACA in areas such as the estimate of the risk presented by a nuclear installation, the siting of nuclear facilities, emergency planning and design criteria. Part B is intended for those interested in a more detailed discussion and for workers familiar with aspects of the models used. It gives a description of the current status of ACA methodologies, identifies future needs and developments and includes illustrative applications.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10243 EN (1986) FS, 221 P., BFR 800, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124084200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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