Voltage-Based Alternative Repair Criteria (NUREG-1740)

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Manuscript Completed: February 2001
Date Published: March 2001

Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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The Radiologic Assessment System for Consequence AnaLysis (RASCAL) 3.0 is the latest version of the RASCAL series of codes. RASCAL was developed for use by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel who conduct an independent assessment of radiological accidents to prepare dose projections. It includes three sets of tools for use in consequence analysis STDose, FMDose, and DecayCalc. STDose estimates (1) source terms for radiological accidents, (2) atmospheric transport, diffusion, and deposition of effluents from the accidents, and (3) doses from exposure to the effluents. FMDose calculates doses from environmental measurements of activity in the air and on the ground. DecayCalc calculates activity of radionuclides present at a future time following decay and ingrowth. The current version of RASCAL includes computational techniques that are substantially modified from those used in the prior versions of RASCAL and significantly expands the capabilities of STDose. The major changes to STDose are (1) the inclusion of time-dependent source terms and source terms for fuel cycle and materials accidents, (2) the inclusion of radiological decay during atmospheric transport, (3) the addition of a UF6 atmospheric transport model, and (4) the ability to include meteorological data from multiple stations and the effects of terrain. The major changes to FMDose are the addition of emergency-worker guidance and derived intervention-level calculations.

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