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  • CS313111001, Rev 1, 'Reevaluation of Breckenridge DCGLs ...

    Th230. To account for the lack of scan sensitivity for Th230, Th232 will be used as a surrogate for Th230 as addressed in the unity equation above. A modified Th232 DCGL was calculated using Equation I14 of MARSSIM (NUREG1575) and a Th230 to Th232 ratio of :1. The equation is provided below. Th 230 Th 230:Th 232 Th 232 Th 232 DCGL R ...

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  • Measurement of Neutron Capture Cross Section of Thorium ...

    Neutron Nuclear Data Evaluation for Thorium232. Takaaki OHSAWA et al. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology. Volume 18, 1981 Issue 6. Published online: 15 Mar 2012. United States nuclear forces, 2018. Hans M. Kristensen et al. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Volume 74, 2018 Issue 2.

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  • Neutron Nuclear Data Evaluation for Thorium232

    KEYWORDS: thorium 232, nuclear data evaluation, Statistical model, total cross sections, elastic scattering, inelastic scattering, radiative capture, fission, resonance parameters, comparative evaluations, 020 MeV range I. INTRODUCTION The need for optimum utilization of nonrenewable energy sources, such as uranium,

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  • Thorium myths

    Thorium reactors work by breeding Th232 through Protactinium233 ( day half life) and into Uranium233, which is fissile. Pa233 is a pretty strong neutron absorber, so the MSBR (basically the LFTR) has to extract it from the core once it is produced and let it …

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  • Eleventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference (2001) 3838 ...

    evaluation of the 232th decay constant by empirical crosscalibration of 208 PB/ 232 TH AND 207 PB/ 235 U SYSTEMATICS IN MONAZITES. Davis 1 and Villeneuve 1 , 1 Geological

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  • How Nuclear Recoil Damages DNA MIT Technology Review

    How Nuclear Recoil Damages DNA ... In the case of Thorium232, the result is an alpha particle with an energy of 4012 keV and a nucleus of radium228 which recoils with an energy of 66 keV ...

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  • 232Th – Comments on evaluation of decay data by A. Arinc

    Comments on evaluation 232Th NPL/A. Arinc Jan. 09 232Th – Comments on evaluation of decay data by A. Arinc This evaluation was completed in September 2008 and has a literature cut off date of April 2008. The weighted mean was applied to determine recommended values throughout the evaluation where the data were in statistical agreement.

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  • 6 EQUATIONS OF RADIOACTIVE DECAY AND GROWTH

    RADIOACTIVE DECAY SERIES If a radioactive nuclide is situated in the Chart of Nuclides far from the stability line (for the light elements at Z=N), the daughter nucleus after radioactive decay may be radioactive as well. In nature this occurs with the heavy nuclides in the uranium and thorium decay series (Chapter 12).

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  • CDC NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Savannah ...

    NIOSH/ORAU: Evaluation of Method for Assessment of Thorium232 Exposures at the Savannah River Site from 1972 to 1989, Rev. 00 Cdcpdf [ (26 pages)] May 15, 2017 NIOSH/ORAU: Appropriateness of using 1997 Gross Alpha Air Sampling Data as a Method of Bounding Thoron Intakes at the SRS HArea Tank Farm Between 1972 and 1994, Rev. 00 Cdcpdf ...

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  • Corrected Proposed Record of Decision Amendment West …

    Proposed Record of Decision Amendment WEST LAKE LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Missouri ... 226 + radium228 or thorium230 + thorium232) down to a depth of 16 feet (below the 2005 ground ... Corrected Proposed Record of Decision Amendment West Lake Landfill Superfund Site ...

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  • Thorium As Nuclear Fuel: the good and the bad

    Removal Site Evaluation Thorium Storage Buildings Volume 1 (See Volume 2 for AIRDOS Data) Fernald Site Office (FSO) Fernald, Ohio July 1991 U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 2 . ... Some of the thorium232 stored at the FS has been irradiated with neutrons for production of fissile uranium233.

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  • IAEA Nuclear Energy Series

    Role of Thorium to Supplement Fuel Cycles of Future Nuclear Energy Systems No. Guides ... evaluation of the long term sustainability of innovative nuclear energy systems. The INPRO methodology is ... Fuel cycles based on thorium (232Th) ...

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  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials NORM World ...

    Treatment with sulfuric acid leads to the production of gypsum (phosphogypsum) which retains about 80% of Ra226 and 30% of Th232 and 14% of U238. This means that uranium and thorium are enhanced to about 150% of the value of the beneficiated ore, making it a significant NORM. This gypsum can either be sold or disposed of.

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  • Natural radioactivity assessment of a phosphate fertilizer ...

    Natural radioactivity assessment of a phosphate fertilizer plant area. ... The activity concentrations of 232 Th and 226 Ra were reduced to 1/8th and 1/4th of their activity concentrations in rock phosphate, ... SweeneyEvaluation of radium and toxic element leaching characteristics of …

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  • The Future of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel

    The Future of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel By: Mickey Fulp, Mercenary Geologist ... After Th 232 is converted, U 233 can be unloaded and then fed to the core of another reactor to be used as fuel ... and investors as a consulting economic geologist for the past 24 years, specializing in geological mapping, property evaluation, and business ...

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  • NUREG/CR7176, 'Safety and Regulatory Issues of the ...

    232 Th). Possible scenarios for using thorium in the nuclear fuel cycle include use in different nuclear reactor types (light water, high temperature gas cooled, fast spectrum sodium, molten salt, etc.), ... SUMMARY OF THORIUMBASED FUEL EVALUATION IN LWRS ..... 66 6 OUTOF REACTOR CHARACTERISTICS OF THORIUM FUEL..... 69 DEPLETED FUEL ...

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  • Specific Activities PlexusNSD

    The following is a listing of specific activities, in units of “curies per gram” for a variety of radionuclides. For this listing the elements are shown alphabetically. The specific activities are written in scientific notation (, is equal to x 10, or 72).

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  • THORIUM DIOXIDE HAZARD SUMMARY Thorium Dioxide

    Thorium. This could contaminate work surfaces and ... Thorium Dioxide is a heavy, white, crystalline (sandlike) powder. It is used in ceramics, in nuclear fuels, as a catalyst, ... Any evaluation should include a careful history of past and present symptoms with an exam. Medical tests that look for

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  • A new evaluation of fission product yields for the neutron ...

    A new evaluation has been prepared of the independent chain yields of the products of fission induced by thermal, fast, and 14 MeV neutrons in fuel nuclides U233 and Th232 for the understanding of ThU fuel cycle and reactor design.

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  • Effects of Ionizing Radiation — UNSCEAR 2006 Report ...

    of thorium232 (232Th). Thorium is a common element in the earth’s crust and therefore, like radon, thoron is found in air at varying concentrations. Since radon and thoron are members of different decay chains, the ratio between radon and thoron (or between the decay products of radon and thoron)

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  • Evaluation of /sup 232/Th(n,n1), (n,2n) and (n,3n) cross ...

    A ''minor'' evaluation effort consistent with time limitations was performed to update the (n,n'), (n,2n), and (n,3n) cross sections for /sup 232/Th. The results should represent a substantial improvement over ENDF/BIV MAT 1296, which was based on data taken ten years ago. This report describes the ...

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  • Benchmarking of 232Th evaluation by a neutron ...

    Read "Benchmarking of 232Th evaluation by a neutron leakage spectra experiment with slab samples, Annals of Nuclear Energy" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. ... Benchmarking of thorium232 evaluations against spherical transmission ...

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  • Uranium and thorium resources: Evaluation and reporting …

    Uranium and thorium resources: Evaluation and reporting issues ... Other 25 232 993 Unknown 4 6 658 Total 1413 26825168 Total 26 825 168 tU from ~75 countries *Total (geological) resources. IAEA 12 ... In many countries uranium and thorium are reported separately.

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  • West Lake Health Consultation An Evaluation of Radiation ...

    Health Consultation An Evaluation of Radiation in Groundwater and Air WEST LAKE LANDFILL OPERABLE UNIT I BRIDGETON, ST. ... An Evaluation of Radiation in Groundwater and Air WEST LAKE LANDFILL OPERABLE UNIT I BRIDGETON, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI ... Diagram of how Thorium232 decays into its decay products and the activity of those

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  • Evaluation and analysis of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K and radon ...

    Evaluation and analysis of 226Ra, 232 Th and 40K 11 of exhalation rates of soil sampl es only can give some indication on possibl e exhalation rates of building material since the exhalati on ...

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  • FORMATION EVALUATION PETE 663 TAMU Petroleum

    FORMATION EVALUATION PETE 663. Summer 2010. Dr. David Schechter. PASSIVE MEASUREMENTS ... – Th232 with halflife yrs

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  • Table of Radionuclides BIPM

    Table of Radionuclides ... 228Ra, 231Th, 232Th, 233Th, 233Pa, 234Th, 235U, 237U, 238Pu, 240Pu, 241 Am, 242Pu, 242 243Am, 244Am, 244Amm. Summary Over the past years, an informal collaboration of decaydata evaluators has been assembled with the goal ... Evaluation Project (DDEP), which has the same objectives. Along with the evaluators from LNHB and

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  • 33. URANIUM AND THORIUM ISOTOPES: DEEP SEA DRILLING ...

    amounts of U232 and Th228 were added to the solutions to serve as yield tracers. Uranium and thorium isotopes ... An evaluation of the U234/U238 method as a tool for dating pelagic sediments: J. Geophys. Res., v. 70, p. 3457.., 1969. Uranium series isotopes in sediments from the Red Sea hotbrine area. In Hot brines and recent

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  • CHAPTER TEN GAMMA RAY Petroleum Engineering

    evaluation of the shale content of a formation ... Uranium Group, the Thorium Group, and potassium. Uranium 235, uranium 238 and thorium 232 dl decay, via long chains of daughter products, to stable lead isotopes as illustrated in Figure 102. An isotope of potassium, ...

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  • Isotopes of thorium Wikipedia

    232 Th is the only primordial nuclide of thorium and makes up effectively all of natural thorium, with other isotopes of thorium appearing only in trace amounts as relatively shortlived decay products of uranium and thorium.

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  • Thoriumbased nuclear power Wikipedia

    Almost all thorium is fertile Th232, compared to uranium that is composed of % fertile U238 and % more valuable fissile U235. It is difficult to make a practical nuclear bomb from a thorium …

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  • Evaluation of NIOSH’s April 2012 Mound Laboratory Th …

    SCA’S EVALUATION OF NIOSH’S APRIL 2012 MOUND LABORATORY Th232 WHITE PAPER . Contract Number 200200928555 . Prepared by . Ron Buchanan, PhD, CHP . S. Cohen Associates . 1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 400 . Vienna, ia 22182 . Saliant, Inc. 5579 Catholic Church Road . Jefferson, Maryland 21755 . May 2012 . Disclaimer

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  • Evaluation of Thorium232 Distribution at Kirtland Air ...

    Evaluation of Thorium232 Distribution at Kirtland Air Force Base, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Training Site 4

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  • THORIUM232 THE LESS KNOWN DECAY CHAIN

    THORIUM232 THE LESS KNOWN DECAY CHAIN Issues with internal emitters EU Scientific Seminar, Luxembourg. November, 23rd 2010 Serena Risica, Francesco Bochicchio and Cristina Nuccetelli Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health) Rome, Italy

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  • Analysis of Key Safety Metrics of Thorium Utilization in ...

    Thorium has great potential to stretch nuclear fuel reserves because of its natural abundance and because it is possible to breed the 232 Th isotope into a fissile fuel ... Based on this evaluation, potential impacts on safety requirements and identification of knowledge gaps that require additional analysis or research to develop a technical ...

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