AW: [ RadSafe ] Nuke meltdown may have caused cancers

JGinniver at JGinniver at
Mon Oct 9 17:47:39 CDT 2006

I don't know if this helps, but it's a small excerpt from a dose  
reconstruction report produced by ORAU 
SNIP>“Of all these incidents, only the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE)  Fuel
Damage incident, commonly known as "The Meltdown," resulted in a  measurable 
release of
radioactive material into the environment.” The SRE was  a sodium-cooled 
reactor in Building 143, which in 1959 had  a loss of coolant that resulted 
in damage to 13 fuel
assemblies (Sapere and  Boeing 2005, pp. 2-1, 2-3, 2-5). Radioactive noble 
gases reached the  outer
containment and 28 Ci of radioactive noble gases 133Xe and 85Kr were  
released in a controlled manner
and low concentrations to limit the potential  dose (Rutherford 2005).<SNIP
Cheers, Julian

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