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Title: Evaluation of Impacts from Radiological Air Emissions for the HALEU Environmental Assessment

Abstract

This report contains an evaluation of radiological impacts to members of the public and collocated workers from potential air emissions resulting from production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This work considers impacts from presumed normal operations for the two alternatives outlined in Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned HALEU Stored at INL (DOE-EA 2018). Conservative estimates of dose to workers and the public from atmospheric transport of potential radionuclide emissions are substantially less than applicable standards for both alternatives considered. Maximum estimated soil concentrations from the emissions were also determined to be less than conservative EPA risk-based screening levels. Because impacts are based on maximum, unabated/unmitigated potential emissions and other conservative or bounding assumptions, it is highly unlikely the alternatives evaluated in this ECAR will adversely impact human health.

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1484493
Report Number(s):
INL/MIS-18-51849-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; Nuclear Material; Air Emissions; Air Pathway; Dose Assessment

Citation Formats

Sondrup, A. Jeffrey. Evaluation of Impacts from Radiological Air Emissions for the HALEU Environmental Assessment. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1484493.
Sondrup, A. Jeffrey. Evaluation of Impacts from Radiological Air Emissions for the HALEU Environmental Assessment. United States. doi:10.2172/1484493.
Sondrup, A. Jeffrey. Wed . "Evaluation of Impacts from Radiological Air Emissions for the HALEU Environmental Assessment". United States. doi:10.2172/1484493. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484493.
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title = {Evaluation of Impacts from Radiological Air Emissions for the HALEU Environmental Assessment},
author = {Sondrup, A. Jeffrey},
abstractNote = {This report contains an evaluation of radiological impacts to members of the public and collocated workers from potential air emissions resulting from production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This work considers impacts from presumed normal operations for the two alternatives outlined in Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned HALEU Stored at INL (DOE-EA 2018). Conservative estimates of dose to workers and the public from atmospheric transport of potential radionuclide emissions are substantially less than applicable standards for both alternatives considered. Maximum estimated soil concentrations from the emissions were also determined to be less than conservative EPA risk-based screening levels. Because impacts are based on maximum, unabated/unmitigated potential emissions and other conservative or bounding assumptions, it is highly unlikely the alternatives evaluated in this ECAR will adversely impact human health.},
doi = {10.2172/1484493},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
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