CARNSORE: Hypothetical reactor accident study

Niels Ole Walmod-Larsen, Niels Otto Jensen, Leif Kristensen, A. Meide, K.L. Nedergård, F. Nielsen, Erik Lundtang Petersen, T. Petersen, Søren Thykier-Nielsen

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    Two types of design-basis accident and a series of hypothetical core-melt accidents to a 600 MWe reactor are described and their consequences assessed. The PLUCON 2 model was used to calculate the consequences which are presented in terms of individual and collective doses, as well as early and late health consequences. The site proposed for the nuclear power station is Carnsore Point, County Wexford, south-east Ireland. The release fractions for the accidents described are those given in WASH-1400. The analyses are based on the tesident population as given in the 1979 census and on 20 years of data from the meteorological station at Rosslare Harbour, 8.5 km north of the site. The consequences of one of the hypothetical core-melt accidents are described in detail in a meteorological parametric study. Likewise the consequences of the worst conceivable combination of situations are described. Finally, the release fraction in one accident is varied and the consequences of a proposed, more probable "Class 9 accident" are presented. Contract report commissioned by the Irish Electricity Supply Board.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages219
    ISBN (Print)87-550-1170-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1984
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


    • Risø-R-427


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