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Title: 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program data report

Abstract

The 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program, hosted by Fernald Environmental Management Project, was established to investigate technologies that are applicable to the characterization and remediation of soils contaminated with uranium. An important part of this effort was evaluating field-screening tools potentially capable of acquiring high-resolution information on uranium contamination distribution in surface soils. Further-more, the information needed to be obtained in a cost- and time-efficient manner. Seven advanced field-screening technologies were demonstrated at a uranium-contaminated site at Fernald, located 29 kilometers northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. The seven technologies tested were: (1) alpha-track detectors, (2) a high-energy beta scintillometer, (3) electret ionization chambers, (4) and (5) two variants of gamma-ray spectrometry, (6) laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy, and (7) long-range alpha detection. The goals of this field demonstration were to evaluate the capabilities of the detectors and to demonstrate their utility within the US Department of Energy`s Environmental Restoration Program. Identical field studies were conducted using four industry-standard characterization tools: (1) a sodium-iodide scintillometer, (2) a low-energy FIDLER scintillometer, (3) a field-portable x-ray fluorescence detector, and (4) standard soil sampling coupled with laboratory analysis. Another important aspect of this program was the application of a cost/risk decision model tomore » guide characterization of the site. This document is a compilation of raw data submitted by the technologies and converted total uranium data from the 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Spectra Research Inst., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. GRAM, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
177961
Report Number(s):
SAND-95-3024
ON: DE96004549
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SOILS; REMEDIAL ACTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; PERFORMANCE; FEED MATERIALS PRODUCTION CENTER; CONTAMINATION; URANIUM; COST; RISK ASSESSMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Rautman, C.A., Cromer, M.V., Newman, G.C., and Beiso, D.A. 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program data report. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/177961.
Rautman, C.A., Cromer, M.V., Newman, G.C., & Beiso, D.A. 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program data report. United States. doi:10.2172/177961.
Rautman, C.A., Cromer, M.V., Newman, G.C., and Beiso, D.A. Fri . "1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program data report". United States. doi:10.2172/177961. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/177961.
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title = {1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program data report},
author = {Rautman, C.A. and Cromer, M.V. and Newman, G.C. and Beiso, D.A.},
abstractNote = {The 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration program, hosted by Fernald Environmental Management Project, was established to investigate technologies that are applicable to the characterization and remediation of soils contaminated with uranium. An important part of this effort was evaluating field-screening tools potentially capable of acquiring high-resolution information on uranium contamination distribution in surface soils. Further-more, the information needed to be obtained in a cost- and time-efficient manner. Seven advanced field-screening technologies were demonstrated at a uranium-contaminated site at Fernald, located 29 kilometers northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. The seven technologies tested were: (1) alpha-track detectors, (2) a high-energy beta scintillometer, (3) electret ionization chambers, (4) and (5) two variants of gamma-ray spectrometry, (6) laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy, and (7) long-range alpha detection. The goals of this field demonstration were to evaluate the capabilities of the detectors and to demonstrate their utility within the US Department of Energy`s Environmental Restoration Program. Identical field studies were conducted using four industry-standard characterization tools: (1) a sodium-iodide scintillometer, (2) a low-energy FIDLER scintillometer, (3) a field-portable x-ray fluorescence detector, and (4) standard soil sampling coupled with laboratory analysis. Another important aspect of this program was the application of a cost/risk decision model to guide characterization of the site. This document is a compilation of raw data submitted by the technologies and converted total uranium data from the 1994 Fernald field characterization demonstration.},
doi = {10.2172/177961},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {12}
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