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Title: United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1984

Abstract

Air, water, soil, sediments, grass, and groundwater in the vicinity of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant were continuously or periodically sampled during 1984. Analyses for materials known to be in plant effluents were made to provide effluent control information and to determine compliance with applicable environmental standards. Low sulfur coal is burned in the steam plant to meet Kentucky emission limits for sulfur dioxide. Air analyses for radioactivity indicated concentrations at each off-site sampling station averaged less than 1% of the DOE Radioactivity Concentration Guide (RCG). Offsite analyses for fluorides in grass met the Kentucky Air Quality Requirements. All onsite and offsite airborne fluoride samples met the Kentucky one-week and one-month standards for gaseous HF. Soil samples were analyzed for uranium and showed no significant deviation from normal background concentrations. There was no detectable change in chemical, physical, or radioactive characteristics of the Ohio River attributable to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant operations. The results of water sample analyses of the Ohio River show the chromium and fluoride concentrations to be in compliance with the requirements of the applicable Kentucky regulations. 7 figs., 26 tabs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, KY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5203666
Report Number(s):
KY-747
ON: DE85014027
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OU21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PADUCAH PLANT; ENVIRONMENT; AIR QUALITY; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION MONITORING; SOILS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; WATER QUALITY; DOSES; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANTS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; ISOTOPE SEPARATION PLANTS; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POPULATIONS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 053000* - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 530200 - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Assessment of Energy Technologies- (-1989); 510302 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Terrestrial Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987)

Citation Formats

. United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1984. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
. United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1984. United States.
. Mon . "United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1984". United States.
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