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Title: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) annual site environmental report for calendar year 1994

Abstract

This report gives the results of the environmental activities and monitoring programs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) for CY94. The report is prepared to provide the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the public with information on the level of radioactive and nonradioactive pollutants, if any, added to the environment as a result of PPPL operations, as well as environmental initiatives, assessments, and programs that were undertaken in 1994. The objective of the Annual Site Environmental Report is to document evidence that PPPL`s environmental protection programs adequately protect the environment and the public health. The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has engaged in fusion energy research since 195 1. The long-range goal of the US Magnetic Fusion Energy Research Program is to develop and demonstrate the practical application of fusion power as an alternate energy source. In 1994, PPPL had one of its two large tokamak devices in operation-the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The Princeton Beta Experiment-Modification or PBX-M completed its modifications and upgrades and resumed operation in November 1991 and operated periodically during 1992 and 1993; it did not operate in 1994 for funding reasons. In December 1993, TFTR began conducting the deuterium-tritium (D-T) experiments and setmore » new records by producing over ten @on watts of energy in 1994. The engineering design phase of the Tokamak Physics Experiment (T?X), which replaced the cancelled Burning Plasma Experiment in 1992 as PPPL`s next machine, began in 1993 with the planned start up set for the year 2001. In December 1994, the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the TFTR Shutdown and Removal (S&R) and TPX was submitted to the regulatory agencies, and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) was issued by DOE for these projects.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. eds.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
208393
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3159
ON: DE96006686; TRN: 96:009449
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; TFTR TOKAMAK; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION MONITORING; AIR QUALITY; WATER QUALITY; GROUND WATER; SURFACE WATERS; TRITIUM; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION

Citation Formats

Finley, V L, and Wieczorek, M A. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) annual site environmental report for calendar year 1994. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/208393.
Finley, V L, & Wieczorek, M A. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) annual site environmental report for calendar year 1994. United States. doi:10.2172/208393.
Finley, V L, and Wieczorek, M A. Thu . "Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) annual site environmental report for calendar year 1994". United States. doi:10.2172/208393. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/208393.
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abstractNote = {This report gives the results of the environmental activities and monitoring programs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) for CY94. The report is prepared to provide the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the public with information on the level of radioactive and nonradioactive pollutants, if any, added to the environment as a result of PPPL operations, as well as environmental initiatives, assessments, and programs that were undertaken in 1994. The objective of the Annual Site Environmental Report is to document evidence that PPPL`s environmental protection programs adequately protect the environment and the public health. The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has engaged in fusion energy research since 195 1. The long-range goal of the US Magnetic Fusion Energy Research Program is to develop and demonstrate the practical application of fusion power as an alternate energy source. In 1994, PPPL had one of its two large tokamak devices in operation-the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The Princeton Beta Experiment-Modification or PBX-M completed its modifications and upgrades and resumed operation in November 1991 and operated periodically during 1992 and 1993; it did not operate in 1994 for funding reasons. In December 1993, TFTR began conducting the deuterium-tritium (D-T) experiments and set new records by producing over ten @on watts of energy in 1994. The engineering design phase of the Tokamak Physics Experiment (T?X), which replaced the cancelled Burning Plasma Experiment in 1992 as PPPL`s next machine, began in 1993 with the planned start up set for the year 2001. In December 1994, the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the TFTR Shutdown and Removal (S&R) and TPX was submitted to the regulatory agencies, and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) was issued by DOE for these projects.},
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