Accident Preparedness in Reactor Waste Treatment

by E. D. Harward,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 19-29

Document Type: Journal Paper


Emergency evaluation procedures in case of accidental release of liquid radioactive waste from nuclear reactor are suggested; procedure should be adequate to cover worst situation as determined from reactor safeguards report and analysis of plant systems involved; table shows calculation of time of flow in hours downstream from reactor plant to water plant intakes at various river flows; effects of decay and dilution.

Subject Headings: Waste treatment | Nuclear reactors | Accidents | Disaster preparedness | System analysis | Flow duration | River flow | Water flow

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