Application of the Decontamination and Dose Control Model to an Industrial Complex   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This study describes the application of a previously developed decontamination and dose control model to the problem of planning and scheduling the radiological recovery of a representative critical industrial installation, i.e., a steam power plant. The purpose of this study was to determine the magnitude of recovery operations and the related planning factors generated by the model under varied radiological conditions. The model application has shown that the Hunters Point power plant can- be successfully recovered and operated, when subjected to- a broad range of fallout dose rates and fallout mass loadings, without exceeding the total number of men currently employed. Seventy men can decontaminate 13 acres of roofs and grounds in 4 to 6 hours. On completion of decontamination at the end of 14 days, all plant personnel are free to resume their regular duties--providing no more than about 6 hours per day are spent outside of the major structural complex the first month after attack. Without a decontamination effort, denial times would range from 1 month to over 3 months."

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