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Title: United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1979

Abstract

Air, water, soil, and grass in the vicinity of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant were continuously or periodically sampled during 1979. Analyses for materials known to be in plant effluents were made to provide effluent control information and to determine compliance with applicable air and water quality standards. Stack emission tests determined that smelter operations were in compliance with Kentucky air pollution regulations. 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 offsite sampling station averaged less than 1% of the applicable Radioactivity Concentration Guide. 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 background. There was no detectable change in chemical, physical, or radioactive characteristics of either the Ohio river or ground water attributable to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant operations.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Union Carbide Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (USA). Nuclear Div.
OSTI Identifier:
5438405
Report Number(s):
Y/UB-14
TRN: 80-010637
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PADUCAH PLANT; AIR QUALITY; RADIATION MONITORING; WATER QUALITY; AIR POLLUTION; CHROMIUM; DATA COMPILATION; DOSE COMMITMENTS; FLUORIDES; GRASS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; NITRATES; PH VALUE; RADIATION DOSES; SAMPLING; SOILS; TABLES; URANIUM; ACTINIDES; DATA; DATA FORMS; DOSES; ELEMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANTS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INFORMATION; ISOTOPE SEPARATION PLANTS; METALS; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; POPULATIONS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520300 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1989); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

. United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1979. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
. United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1979. United States.
. Mon . "United States Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Environmental monitoring report, calendar year 1979". United States.
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abstractNote = {Air, water, soil, and grass in the vicinity of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant were continuously or periodically sampled during 1979. Analyses for materials known to be in plant effluents were made to provide effluent control information and to determine compliance with applicable air and water quality standards. Stack emission tests determined that smelter operations were in compliance with Kentucky air pollution regulations. 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 offsite sampling station averaged less than 1% of the applicable Radioactivity Concentration Guide. 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 background. There was no detectable change in chemical, physical, or radioactive characteristics of either the Ohio river or ground water attributable to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant operations.},
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