United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Development of Evacuation Time Estimate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG/CR-6863, SAND2004-5900)

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Publication Information

Manuscript Completed: December 2004
Date Published:
January 2005

Prepared by:
L.J. Dotson, J. Jones
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0779

D. Schneck, NRC Project Manager
R. Sullivan, NRC Technical Lead

Prepared for:
Division of Preparedness and Response
Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

NRC Job Code J3103

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Abstract

Since the publication of NUREG/CR-4831, State of the Art in Evacuation Time Estimate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants, technologies supporting the development of Evacuation Time Estimates (ETEs) have substantially changed and additional evacuation considerations have emerged. ETEs are part of the planning basis for each nuclear power plant (NPP), and as such, ETE studies are required to be performed by licensees to estimate the time needed to evacuate the public in the unlikely event of a serious accident. As advancements in new technologies that support evacuations and evacuation planning continue, and as new information on evacuations becomes available, it is important that these technologies and information be considered in development of an ETE.

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