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Default Operational Intervention Levels (OILs) for Severe Nuclear Power Plant or Spent Fuel Pool Emergencies.
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PMID:  23532075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Experience and studies show that for an emergency at a nuclear power plant involving severe core damage or damage to the fuel in spent fuel pools, the following actions may need to be taken in order to prevent severe deterministic health effects and reduce stochastic health effects: (1) precautionary protective actions and other response actions for those near the facility (i.e., within the zones identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency) taken immediately upon detection of facility conditions indicating possible severe damage to the fuel in the core or in the spent fuel pool; and (2) protective actions and other response actions taken based on environmental monitoring and sampling results following a release. This paper addresses the second item by providing default operational intervention levels [OILs, which are similar to the U.S. derived response levels (DRLs)] for promptly assessing radioactive material deposition, as well as skin, food, milk and drinking water contamination, following a major release of fission products from the core or spent fuel pool of a light water reactor (LWR) or a high power channel reactor (RBMK), based on the International Atomic Energy Agency's guidance.Health Phys. 104(5):000-000; 2013.
T McKenna; V Kutkov; P Vilar Welter; B Dodd; E Buglova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Incident and Emergency Centre, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria; †Brian Dodd Consulting, 10313 Cogswell Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89134-5209.
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