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Title: Analysis of Radiological Impacts to Terrestrial Biota in Support of Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at Idaho National Laboratory

Abstract

There are many species of plants and animals (biota) on the INL Site and facilities such as INTEC and MFC have surrounding habitat supporting resident plant and animal populations. Consequently, radionuclide releases from the HALEAU processing facilities could pose a potential radiological impact to nearby flora and fauna populations. Therefore, the RESRAD-BIOTA (Version 1.8) computer code (http://resrad.evs.anl.gov/codes/resrad-biota/) was used to assess the impact of radiation exposures to terrestrial biota resulting from soil contaminated by airborne releases from the HALEAU processing facilities proposed for the INTEC and/or MFC complexes. The contaminated soil subsequently results in contamination in air and in different food sources used by biota. Both external radiation and internal radiation are considered in the dose evaluation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Veolia
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Nuclear Energy
OSTI Identifier:
1498063
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-18-51923-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; HALEU

Citation Formats

Case, Marilyn J., and Halford, Douglas. Analysis of Radiological Impacts to Terrestrial Biota in Support of Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at Idaho National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1498063.
Case, Marilyn J., & Halford, Douglas. Analysis of Radiological Impacts to Terrestrial Biota in Support of Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at Idaho National Laboratory. United States. doi:10.2172/1498063.
Case, Marilyn J., and Halford, Douglas. Sat . "Analysis of Radiological Impacts to Terrestrial Biota in Support of Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at Idaho National Laboratory". United States. doi:10.2172/1498063. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1498063.
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title = {Analysis of Radiological Impacts to Terrestrial Biota in Support of Environmental Assessment for Use of DOE-Owned High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at Idaho National Laboratory},
author = {Case, Marilyn J. and Halford, Douglas},
abstractNote = {There are many species of plants and animals (biota) on the INL Site and facilities such as INTEC and MFC have surrounding habitat supporting resident plant and animal populations. Consequently, radionuclide releases from the HALEAU processing facilities could pose a potential radiological impact to nearby flora and fauna populations. Therefore, the RESRAD-BIOTA (Version 1.8) computer code (http://resrad.evs.anl.gov/codes/resrad-biota/) was used to assess the impact of radiation exposures to terrestrial biota resulting from soil contaminated by airborne releases from the HALEAU processing facilities proposed for the INTEC and/or MFC complexes. The contaminated soil subsequently results in contamination in air and in different food sources used by biota. Both external radiation and internal radiation are considered in the dose evaluation.},
doi = {10.2172/1498063},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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