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Title: Collaborative, Nondestructive Analysis of Contaminated Soil

Abstract

This report summarizes a joint nondestructive analysis exercise that LLNL, LANL, and COMENA discussed through a collaborative meeting in July 2017. This work was performed as one part of a collaboration with Algeria under Action Sheet 7: “Technical Cooperation and Assistance in Nuclear Forensics”. The primary intent of this exercise was for US and Algerian participants to jointly share results of nondestructive analyses (NDA) of a contaminated soil sample provided by the Algerians and to discuss key observations and analytical approaches. While the two samples were analyzed blind at LLNL and LANL, the soil samples were revealed after the exercise to have a common origin, and to have originated as an IAEA soil sample (IAEA-326, Bojanowski et al., 2001) provided to COMENA as part of a previous exercise. Comparative analysis revealed common findings between the laboratories, and also emphasized the need for standardized operating procedures to improve inter-comparability and confidence in conclusions. Recommended handling practices in the presence of sample heterogeneities were also discussed. This exercise provided an opportunity to demonstrate nuclear forensics analytical capabilities at COMENA, LANL, and LLNL, and identified areas that could benefit from future technical exchanges. Plans were made for a follow-on joint exercise in 2018,more » involving destructive analyses of the CUP-2 uranium ore concentrate standard.« less

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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (COMENA), Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1416508
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-743973
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Knight, K. B., Dai, Z., Davidson, L., Eppich, G., Lindvall, R., Parsons-Davis, T., Ramon, C., Roberts, S., Sharp, M., Turin, H. J., LaMont, S., Zidi, T., Belamri, M., Bounatiro, S., Benbouzid, S., Fellouh, A. S., Idir, T., Larbah, Y., Moulay, M., Noureddine, A., and Rahal, B. Collaborative, Nondestructive Analysis of Contaminated Soil. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1416508.
Knight, K. B., Dai, Z., Davidson, L., Eppich, G., Lindvall, R., Parsons-Davis, T., Ramon, C., Roberts, S., Sharp, M., Turin, H. J., LaMont, S., Zidi, T., Belamri, M., Bounatiro, S., Benbouzid, S., Fellouh, A. S., Idir, T., Larbah, Y., Moulay, M., Noureddine, A., & Rahal, B. Collaborative, Nondestructive Analysis of Contaminated Soil. United States. doi:10.2172/1416508.
Knight, K. B., Dai, Z., Davidson, L., Eppich, G., Lindvall, R., Parsons-Davis, T., Ramon, C., Roberts, S., Sharp, M., Turin, H. J., LaMont, S., Zidi, T., Belamri, M., Bounatiro, S., Benbouzid, S., Fellouh, A. S., Idir, T., Larbah, Y., Moulay, M., Noureddine, A., and Rahal, B. Thu . "Collaborative, Nondestructive Analysis of Contaminated Soil". United States. doi:10.2172/1416508. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416508.
@article{osti_1416508,
title = {Collaborative, Nondestructive Analysis of Contaminated Soil},
author = {Knight, K. B. and Dai, Z. and Davidson, L. and Eppich, G. and Lindvall, R. and Parsons-Davis, T. and Ramon, C. and Roberts, S. and Sharp, M. and Turin, H. J. and LaMont, S. and Zidi, T. and Belamri, M. and Bounatiro, S. and Benbouzid, S. and Fellouh, A. S. and Idir, T. and Larbah, Y. and Moulay, M. and Noureddine, A. and Rahal, B.},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes a joint nondestructive analysis exercise that LLNL, LANL, and COMENA discussed through a collaborative meeting in July 2017. This work was performed as one part of a collaboration with Algeria under Action Sheet 7: “Technical Cooperation and Assistance in Nuclear Forensics”. The primary intent of this exercise was for US and Algerian participants to jointly share results of nondestructive analyses (NDA) of a contaminated soil sample provided by the Algerians and to discuss key observations and analytical approaches. While the two samples were analyzed blind at LLNL and LANL, the soil samples were revealed after the exercise to have a common origin, and to have originated as an IAEA soil sample (IAEA-326, Bojanowski et al., 2001) provided to COMENA as part of a previous exercise. Comparative analysis revealed common findings between the laboratories, and also emphasized the need for standardized operating procedures to improve inter-comparability and confidence in conclusions. Recommended handling practices in the presence of sample heterogeneities were also discussed. This exercise provided an opportunity to demonstrate nuclear forensics analytical capabilities at COMENA, LANL, and LLNL, and identified areas that could benefit from future technical exchanges. Plans were made for a follow-on joint exercise in 2018, involving destructive analyses of the CUP-2 uranium ore concentrate standard.},
doi = {10.2172/1416508},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 14 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Dec 14 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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