Accession Number:

ADA029400

Title:

Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Coal and Nuclear Systems for Military Utility Application and Consequences of Reactor Accidents.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

This study compares the environmental impacts of a coal district heating station and a high temperature gas cooled reactor total energy system. In addition, the consequences of nuclear accidents are predicted. Radioactive, chemical and thermal emissions from the two plants are determined and methods of control are discussed. The costs of control systems are estimated from a variety of sources including current prices provided by manufacturers. The consequences of nuclear accidents are predicted by use of the computer model developed for the Wash 1400 Reactor Safety Study of the Atomic Energy Commission. This model predicts the number of acute deaths, illnesses, cancers, and genetic diseases and the monetary cost which would be expected from the worst possible accident at the nuclear plant. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE