Radiological Emergency Response Planning

    Published: Jan 1980

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    The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 50, Appendix E—Emergency Plans for Production and Utilization Facilities—recommends that production and utilization facilities prepare emergency plans. In addition, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Guides 1.70 (Standard Format and Content of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants) and 1.101 (Emergency Planning for Nuclear Power Plants) provide guidance for the development of Radiological Emergency Response Plans (RERP's) at both the Construction Permit stage and the Operating License stage.

    This paper addresses the basic concepts of RERP and specifically discusses those RERP's which plan for incidents assumed to have both on-site and off-site consequences. It also provides insights into what has transpired at public hearings, emphasizing the importance of a coordinated effort between the facility and government agencies at all levels. In addition, it gives specific attention to the key elements that comprise an RERP and suggests some planning aids that have been developed to assist in the formulation of effective and efficient response plans. This paper also identifies many of the direct and indirect benefits of a well-developed Radiological Emergency Response Plan.


    radiological emergencies, protective actions, whole-body gamma dose, radioiodines, thyroid dose, projected dose, parallel actions, planning aides, benefits, environments, radiation

    Author Information:

    Michael, EJ
    Civil engineer and supervisor, Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Boston, Mass

    Sundstrom, CF
    Civil engineer and supervisor, Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Boston, Mass

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35097S

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