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Title: West Valley Demonstration Project Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015

Abstract

West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015. The report, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy West Valley Demonstration Project office (DOE-WVDP), summarizes the environmental protection program at the WVDP for calendar year (CY) 2015. Monitoring and surveillance of the facilities used by the DOE are conducted to verify protection of public health and safety and the environment. The report is a key component of DOE’s effort to keep the public informed of environmental conditions at the WVDP. The quality assurance protocols applied to the environmental monitoring program ensure the validity and accuracy of the monitoring data. In addition to demonstrating compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and directives, evaluation of data collected in 2015 continued to indicate that WVDP activities pose no threat to public health or safety, or to the environment.

Authors:
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  1. CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC, West Valley, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
West Valley Demonstration Project, West Valley, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
1324678
Report Number(s):
DOE/ASER-2015
R&D Project: None; None; TRN: US1700061
DOE Contract Number:
EM0001529
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; REGULATIONS; MONITORING; WEST VALLEY PROCESSING PLANT; QUALITY ASSURANCE; COMPLIANCE; EVALUATION; West Valley Demonstration Project; WVDP; Annual Site Environmental Report; ASER; Calendar Year 2015; Ambient Air Samplers; Demolition; DOE/NYSERDA Consent Decree; Dose Assessment; Dose from Airborne Emissions; Dose from Waterborne Releases; Dose to Biota; Drinking Water; Environmental Characterization Services Contract; Environmental Compliance; Environmental Management System; EMS; Environmental Monitoring; Groundwater Protection Program; High-Level Waste (HLW) Canister; HLW Cask Storage Pad; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; NESHAP; National Environmental Policy Act; NEPA; Full-Scale Permeable Treatment Wall; PTW; Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-Licensed Disposal Area; NDA; Phase 1 Decommissioning and Facility Disposition Contract; Phase 1 Studies; Public Health and Safety and the Environment are Protected; Quality Assurance; Record of Decision; ROD; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; RCRA; Safety Success; Site Sustainability Plan; SSP; Special Authorization Package; State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit Noncompliance; SPDES; Tank and Vault Drying System; T&VDS; Vertical Storage Casks; VSC; Vertical Cask Transporter; Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention; Waste Tank Farm; WTF

Citation Formats

Rendall, John D., Steiner, Alison F., Pendl, Michael P., Biedermann, Charles A., Steiner, II, Robert E., Fox, James R., Hoch, Jerald J., Wrotniak, Chester M., and Werchowski, Rebecca L. West Valley Demonstration Project Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1324678.
Rendall, John D., Steiner, Alison F., Pendl, Michael P., Biedermann, Charles A., Steiner, II, Robert E., Fox, James R., Hoch, Jerald J., Wrotniak, Chester M., & Werchowski, Rebecca L. West Valley Demonstration Project Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015. United States. doi:10.2172/1324678.
Rendall, John D., Steiner, Alison F., Pendl, Michael P., Biedermann, Charles A., Steiner, II, Robert E., Fox, James R., Hoch, Jerald J., Wrotniak, Chester M., and Werchowski, Rebecca L. 2016. "West Valley Demonstration Project Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015". United States. doi:10.2172/1324678. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1324678.
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title = {West Valley Demonstration Project Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015},
author = {Rendall, John D. and Steiner, Alison F. and Pendl, Michael P. and Biedermann, Charles A. and Steiner, II, Robert E. and Fox, James R. and Hoch, Jerald J. and Wrotniak, Chester M. and Werchowski, Rebecca L.},
abstractNote = {West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for Calendar Year 2015. The report, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy West Valley Demonstration Project office (DOE-WVDP), summarizes the environmental protection program at the WVDP for calendar year (CY) 2015. Monitoring and surveillance of the facilities used by the DOE are conducted to verify protection of public health and safety and the environment. The report is a key component of DOE’s effort to keep the public informed of environmental conditions at the WVDP. The quality assurance protocols applied to the environmental monitoring program ensure the validity and accuracy of the monitoring data. In addition to demonstrating compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and directives, evaluation of data collected in 2015 continued to indicate that WVDP activities pose no threat to public health or safety, or to the environment.},
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