Risk Assessment for Emergency Planning Related to Nuclear Weapons Accidents
Technical rept. 11 Jul 1983-30 Sep 1985
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA
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A scoping study risk assessment was performed to determine a basis for selection of emergency planning zones EPZ for DoD nuclear weapons capable fixed facilities. Three classes of facilities were defined and EPZ radii were calculated for each by applying probabilistic risk analysis. This approach considers not only the potential radiological consequences of several accident scenarios, but also evaluates their probability of occurrence. For Class I facilities e.g., Alert aircraft, naval staging facilities an EPZ of 10 Km is suggested for Class II facilities e.g., missile facilities and equivalent an EPZ of 2 Km is suggested and for Class III e.g., storage, etc. an EPZ distance of less than 1 Km might prove to be adequate.
- Safety Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Nuclear Weapons