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Radioactive contamination of aircraft

Great Britain. Ministry of Aviation. Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee. Advisory Panel on the Radioactive Contamination of Aircraft.

Radioactive contamination of aircraft

code of practice for the protection of persons exposed to ionising radiations arising from the radio-active contamination of aircraft (airframes, engines and components).

by Great Britain. Ministry of Aviation. Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee. Advisory Panel on the Radioactive Contamination of Aircraft.

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination44p.,ill.,25cm
Number of Pages44
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  Washington, D.C., September 9, – Seventy years ago, on 9 September , Director of Central Intelligence Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter handed President Harry Truman a carefully worded report of “an abnormal radio-active contamination" in the Northern Pacific that greatly exceeded normal levels in the atmosphere. While uncertain as to the cause, the DCI’s first hypothesis. In , a acre swathe of land was deemed free of radioactive contamination following a multimillion-dollar cleanup effort and inspections from the Environmental Protection Agency. A decade.

Beyond the concerns of contamination from melted radioactive fuel, public trust in the Government has also been a casualty of the Fukushima disaster. The Noda government (2 September – 26 December ) equivocated over the plan by the Kan administration to shut down nuclear power in Japan, and that plan was then emphatically revoked by. The HTRE-2 and HTRE-3 assemblies were operated as part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion (ANP) Program, begun in , to test the feasibility of using direct-air- cycle nuclear reactors to propel an aircraft for long periods of time (up to hr).

The original statement of task for this study (Sidebar ) directs the committee to examine the “principal risks” for transporting spent fuel and high-level waste; determine how well these risks are understood; and compare them to other risks that confront members of tasks are addressed in this chapter. As noted in Chapter 1, risk is a multidimensional concept: It includes. § Separation distance requirements for packages containing Class 7 (radioactive) materials in cargo aircraft. § Other special requirements for the acceptance and carriage of packages containing Class 7 materials. § Plutonium shipments. § Radioactive Size: 1MB.


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