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Title: ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY AT ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Report for the Year 1956

Abstract

Concentrations of radioactivity in several types of samples obtained from the ANL site and from locations approximately 10, 25, and 100 miles from the Laboratory are given. Since ANL waste water is discharged into Sawmill Creek, which in turn empties into the Des Plaines River, special emphasis was placed on sampling these streams. Most of the results were obtained by coumting the total alpha and beta activities after suitable preparation of the samples. Some of the samples were also analyzed for specific elements and nuclides. The average total activities in water, bottom silt, surface soil, and plants during 1956 are shown. The average activities in these types of samples from 1952 through 1956 are compared. (J.S.R.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4309207
Report Number(s):
ANL-5808
NSA Number:
NSA-12-005746
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ALPHA PARTICLES; BETA PARTICLES; CONTAMINATION; COUNTERS; ELEMENTS; ENVIRONMENT; ISOTOPES; PLANTS; RADIOACTIVITY; SAMPLING; SOILS; SURFACES; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE SOLUTIONS; WATER

Citation Formats

Sedlet, J. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY AT ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Report for the Year 1956. United States: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4309207.
Sedlet, J. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY AT ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Report for the Year 1956. United States. doi:10.2172/4309207.
Sedlet, J. Wed . "ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY AT ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Report for the Year 1956". United States. doi:10.2172/4309207. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4309207.
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abstractNote = {Concentrations of radioactivity in several types of samples obtained from the ANL site and from locations approximately 10, 25, and 100 miles from the Laboratory are given. Since ANL waste water is discharged into Sawmill Creek, which in turn empties into the Des Plaines River, special emphasis was placed on sampling these streams. Most of the results were obtained by coumting the total alpha and beta activities after suitable preparation of the samples. Some of the samples were also analyzed for specific elements and nuclides. The average total activities in water, bottom silt, surface soil, and plants during 1956 are shown. The average activities in these types of samples from 1952 through 1956 are compared. (J.S.R.)},
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