State of the Art In Evacuation Time Estimate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants

November 1994 (VOL. 12, NO. 3)

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The purpose of evacuation as a protective action at nuclear power plants is to remove people from areas potentially affected by wind-borne radioactive material. A reason for conducting evacuation time estimate studies is to aid decision makers in the selection of appropriate protective actions. Another reason to conduct evacuation time estimate studies is to identify ways to reduce the evacuation time through the development of appropriate plans.