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Author Hodgin, C. Reed
Title Atmospheric dispersion modeling at the Rocky Flats Plant : progress report December 1981 through December 1985 / C. Reed Hodgin ; R.L. Thomas, editor ; L. M. Morales, compositor
Publisher Info Golden, Colo. : Rockwell International, Rocky Flats Plant, 1986
Subject Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Atmospheric diffusion -- Mathematical models
 Norlin Library--Government Information--McGov  E 1.99:RFP-3916    LIB USE ONLY
 Norlin Library--Government Information--Micro  RFP-3916  Nearby Call Numbers  LIB USE ONLY
Description iv, 8 pages ; 28 cm
Format text; volume
Series CDPHE Rocky Flats Collection ; 487
Note "UC-11 Environmental Control Technology and Earth Sciences"
"DOE/TIC-4500 (Rev. 73)."
"RFP-3916"--title page
"July 25, 1986"--title page
Prepared under contract DE-AC04-76DPO3533 for the U.S. Dept. of Energy
CDPHE document number: M0/07/25/86/0/487
Abstract The Rocky Flats Plant applies atmospheric dispersion modeling as a tool for Emergency Response, Risk Assessment, and Regulatory Compliance. Extreme variations in terrain around the facility have necessitated the development of an advanced modeling approach. The Terrain-Responsive Atmospheric Code (TRAC) was developed to treat realistically the changing wind, stability, dispersion, and deposition patterns that are experienced in mountainous areas.̂The result is a detailed picture of dose and deposition patterns associated with postulated or actual releases. A unified approach was taken to modeling needs at Rocky Flats. This produces consistent dose projections for all applications. A Risk Assessment version of TRAC is now operational ̂A high-speed version of the code is being implemented for Emergency Response, and development of a regulatory version is under way. Public, scientific, and governmental acceptance of TRAC is critical to successful applications at the Rocky Flats Plant. A program of peer review and regulatory approval was initiated to provide a full outside evaluation of our techniques. Full field validation (tracer testing) is key to demonstrating reliability of the TRAC model.̂A validation study was planned for implementation beginning in early CY-1986. The necessary funding ($500,000) is being sought. Although the TRAC model development and approval program was developed for site-specific needs at the Rocky Flats Plant, potential exists for wider application within the Department of Energy (DOE). The TRAC model can be easily applied at other sites in complex terrain. A coordinated approach to model validation throughout the Albquerque Operations Office (AL) or DOE complexes could prove more cost effective than site-by-site evaluations. Finally, the model approval procedure developed jointly by Rocky Flats and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is general and could be applied to other models or as the basis for a DOE-wide program
Note Available in print and microfiche
Format Info Photocopy
Keywords Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies; Assessment of Energy Technologies; Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; Rocky Flats Plant-- compliance; Rocky Flats Plant-- risk assessment; atmospheric circulation; emergency plans; AEC; DOE; ERDA
Provenance Part of the Rocky Flats document collection at the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
Additional Author Thomas, R. L
Morales, L. M
Standard Number RFP-3916
OCLC or Other Control Number 14917535
Call Number E 1.99:RFP-3916
Government Document Call Number E 1.99:RFP-3916
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