The radiolytic generation of hydrogen and other gases that support combustion are of particular concern for the transportation and handling of packages containing radioactive wastes and materials. An estimate of initial concentration of hydrogen and the rate of hydrogen generation through radiolysis within packages is therefore needed before shipping or storing radioactive materials. The most common method to estimate hydrogen gas generation is called the G value method. This paper documents a comprehensive database of hydrogen gas G values. The database is available electronically. It includes over 400 G values compiled from over 50 papers available in the open literature. The database includes: paper citation, author(s), author(s) affiliation, paper comments, material type, material sub-type, material comments, G value by decay mode, and G value comments.

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