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Title: A risk-based approach to liquid effluent monitoring

Abstract

DOE Order 5400.1 identifies six objectives of a liquid effluent monitoring program. A strategy is proposed that meets these objective in one of two ways: (1) by showing that effluent concentrations are below concentration limits set by permits or are below concentrations that could cause environmental problems or (2) by showing that concentrations in effluent have not changed from a period when treatment processes were in control and there were no unplanned releases. The intensity of liquid effluent monitoring should be graded to the importance of the source being monitored. This can be accomplished by determining the risk posed by the source. A definition of risk is presented that defines risk in terms of the statistical probability of exceeding a release limit and the time available to recover from an exceedance of a release limit. Three examples are presented that show this approach to grading an effluent monitoring program can be implemented at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and will reduce monitoring requirements.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
253191
Report Number(s):
INEL-95/0499
ON: DE96011473; TRN: 96:015979
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADIATION MONITORING; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; LIQUID WASTES; COMPILED DATA; CONTAMINATION; SOILS; GROUND WATER; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Hull, L.C.. A risk-based approach to liquid effluent monitoring. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/253191.
Hull, L.C.. A risk-based approach to liquid effluent monitoring. United States. doi:10.2172/253191.
Hull, L.C.. Sun . "A risk-based approach to liquid effluent monitoring". United States. doi:10.2172/253191. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/253191.
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abstractNote = {DOE Order 5400.1 identifies six objectives of a liquid effluent monitoring program. A strategy is proposed that meets these objective in one of two ways: (1) by showing that effluent concentrations are below concentration limits set by permits or are below concentrations that could cause environmental problems or (2) by showing that concentrations in effluent have not changed from a period when treatment processes were in control and there were no unplanned releases. The intensity of liquid effluent monitoring should be graded to the importance of the source being monitored. This can be accomplished by determining the risk posed by the source. A definition of risk is presented that defines risk in terms of the statistical probability of exceeding a release limit and the time available to recover from an exceedance of a release limit. Three examples are presented that show this approach to grading an effluent monitoring program can be implemented at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and will reduce monitoring requirements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995}
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