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Title: Quarterly environmental radiological survey summary. Third quarter 1995 100, 200, 300, and 600 Areas

Abstract

Routine radiological surveys are part of the near-facility environmental monitoring program which monitors and helps direct the reduction of the radiologically controlled areas at the Hanford Site. The routine radiological surveys are performed by the Southern Area Remediation Support Group and the Site Surveillance Radiological Control Group as directed by Near-Field Monitoring. The surveys included in this program consist of inactive waste sites; outdoor radiological control areas; tank farm perimeters and associated diversion boxes, lift stations, and vent stations; perimeters of active or uncovered waste sites such as burial grounds, retention basins, ponds, process trenches, and ditches; and road and rail surfaces. This report provides a summary of the radiological surveys performed during the Third Quarter of 1995. The status of corrective actions required from current and past reports are also discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
149821
Report Number(s):
WHC-SP-0665-18
ON: DE96003335; TRN: 96:001422
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIATION MONITORING; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; ENVIRONMENT; DIAGRAMS; RISK ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

McKinney, S.M., and Markes, B.M.. Quarterly environmental radiological survey summary. Third quarter 1995 100, 200, 300, and 600 Areas. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/149821.
McKinney, S.M., & Markes, B.M.. Quarterly environmental radiological survey summary. Third quarter 1995 100, 200, 300, and 600 Areas. United States. doi:10.2172/149821.
McKinney, S.M., and Markes, B.M.. 1995. "Quarterly environmental radiological survey summary. Third quarter 1995 100, 200, 300, and 600 Areas". United States. doi:10.2172/149821. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/149821.
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  • Routine surveys to monitor radiological conditions are performed by Westinghouse Hanford Company`s Health Physics Group. Areas surveyed include the road surfaces, radioactive waste sites, radioactively contaminated areas resulting from spills or releases, outdoor areas near facilities and tank farms located in the 200/600 areas. This report provides the status of radiological conditions in the environment near facilities located in the 200 and 600 areas. The Third Quarter 1990 survey results and the status of actions required in past reports are summarized in this report. 8 figs., 4 tabs.
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