Accession Number:

ADA242743

Title:

Visits by Nuclear Powered Warships to Australian Ports: Report on Radiation Monitoring During 1990

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Visits were made by two Nuclear Powered Warships of the United States Navy to Australian ports in 1990. The USS TRUXTUN visited HMAS STIRLING, Western Australia and the USS CARL VINSON visited Gage Roads, in Western Australia. The Commonwealth Government requires that a radiation monitoring program be carried out in association with such visits to detect any release of radioactivity to the port or its environs. This report presents a summary of the objectives and requirements of the NPW radiation monitoring program, describes the implementation of the program for the visits during 1990 and records the results of radiation measurements taken in the ports visited.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE