Accession Number : ADA326605

Title :   Visits by Nuclear Powered Warships to australian Ports: Report on Radiation Monitoring During 1996.

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

PDF Url : ADA326605

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Nine visits were made by seven Nuclear Powered Warships (NPW) of the United States Navy to Australian ports in 1996. 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 ports or their environments or any increase in external radiation levels above those due to natural background radiation. 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 1996 and records the results of radiation measurements taken.

Descriptors :   *RADIATION DOSAGE, *NUCLEAR POWERED SHIPS, *RADIOACTIVATION ANALYSIS, NUCLEAR RADIATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, WATER POLLUTION, RADIOACTIVITY, RADIATION PROTECTION, RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AUSTRALIA, BACKGROUND RADIATION, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, RADIATION HAZARDS, RADIATION MONITORS, NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE