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Environmental and Radiological Impact of Accidental Tritium Release

Philippe Gu├ętat, Luc Patryl

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 54 / Number 1 / July 2008 / Pages 273-276

Technical Paper / Environment and Safety /

Within the IAEA program EMRAS, an exercise has been performed by 7 countries to evaluate the consequences of an acute atmospheric release of tritium (10g). This study aimed at giving practical technical information to decision-makers. Three scenarios with different meteorological conditions were modeled.

The objective of this paper is to give the main information about transfer and impact, evaluate uncertainties in models/assessments and so help to set countermeasures. From the results of this exercise, reference activity values for countermeasures can be discussed.

All pathways and chemical forms (HTO-HTOBT) are considered.

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