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NEA-1681 CRITICALITYACCIDENTS

CRITICALITYACCIDENTS, A Review of Criticality Accidents, 2000 Revision, LA-13638 in PDF format

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1. NAME OF PUBLICATION:  A Review of Criticality Accidents, LA-13638, 2000 Revision.
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2. COMPUTERS
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CRITICALITYACCIDENTS NEA-1681/01 Report 29-JUN-2000

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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

Criticality accidents and the characteristics of prompt power excursions are discussed. Sixty accidental power excursions are reviewed.Sufficient detail is provided to enable the reader to understand the physical situation,the chemistry and material flow,and when available the administrative setting leading up to the time of the accident. Information on the power history, energy release,  consequences,and causes are also included when available. For those accidents that occurred in process plants,two new sections have been included in this revision.The first is an analysis and summary of the physical and neutronic features of the chain reacting systems. The second is a compilation of observations and lessons learned. Excursions associated with large power reactors are not included in this report.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1681/01 29-JUN-2000 Report Only
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-1681/01, included references:
A Review of Criticality Accidents, 2000 Revision, LA-13638
United States Authors: Thomas P. McLaughlin, Shean P. Monahan, Norman L.Pruvost
Russian Federation Authors: Vladimir V. Frolov, Boris G. Ryazanov,
Victor I. Sviridov
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED

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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1681/01
A Review of Criticality Accidents, 2000 Revision, LA-13638 in PDF format
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Y. Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks

Keywords: accidents, criticality.