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Title: Wayne Interim Storage Site. Annual site environmental report, calendar year 1985. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). [FUSRAP]

Abstract

The monitoring program at the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS) measures uranium, radium, and thorium concentrations in surface water, groundwater, and sediment; radon and thoron gas concentrations in air; and external gamma radiation dose rates. Potential radiation doses to the public are also calculated. During 1985, annual average thoron concentrations at the WISS ranged from 1 to 11% of the DOE guide. Annual average radon concentrations ranged from 13 to 39% of the DOE guide. The highest measured external dose rate at the WISS was 606 mrem/y, which is about six times the natural background rate and is in an area of known contamination. The highest average annual concentration of uranium in surface water monitored in the vicinity of the WISS was 3.2% of the Derived Concentration Guide; for /sup 232/Th it was 2.2%; for /sup 226/Ra it was 0.3%; and for radium-228 it was 3.0%. In groundwater, the highest annual average concentration of uranium was 2.4% of the Derived Concentration Guide; for /sup 232/Th it was 1.4%; for /sup 226/Ra it was 0.9%; and for /sup 228/Ra it was 2.7%. While there are no concentration guides for stream sediments, the highest annual average concentration of total uranium was 2.70more » pCi/g, for /sup 232/Th it was 3.78 pCi/g, for /sup 226/Ra it was 5.10 pCi/g, and for /sup 228/Ra it was 6.90 pCi/g. These concentrations are below or approximately equal to the decontamination criteria. Radon concentrations and external gamma dose rates at the site were lower than those measured in 1984. Radionuclide concentrations in surface water were equal to background levels, and groundwater concentrations were similar to 1984 levels. For sediments, insufficient data are available to permit the establishment of trends. The calculated total radiation dose to the maximally exposed individual at the WISS, considering several exposure pathways, was 7 mrem, or 7% of the DOE radiation protection standard.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel National, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (USA). Advanced Technology Div.
OSTI Identifier:
5473967
Report Number(s):
DOE/OR/20722-103
ON: DE86015215
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-81OR20722
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; AIR; RADIOACTIVITY; GROUND WATER; HUMAN POPULATIONS; DOSE RATES; NEW JERSEY; RADIATION MONITORING; REMEDIAL ACTION; SEDIMENTS; SURFACE WATERS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; RADIUM 226; RADON 220; SAMPLING; STORAGE FACILITIES; THORIUM 232; URANIUM; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ACTINIDES; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; DATA; ELEMENTS; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FEDERAL REGION II; FLUIDS; GASES; HEAVY NUCLEI; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; ISOTOPES; MANAGEMENT; METALS; MONITORING; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POPULATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM ISOTOPES; RADON ISOTOPES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; STORAGE; THORIUM ISOTOPES; USA; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; WATER; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 054000* - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 500300 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510301 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Soil- (-1987); 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man

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. Wayne Interim Storage Site. Annual site environmental report, calendar year 1985. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). [FUSRAP]. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
. Wayne Interim Storage Site. Annual site environmental report, calendar year 1985. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). [FUSRAP]. United States.
. Fri . "Wayne Interim Storage Site. Annual site environmental report, calendar year 1985. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). [FUSRAP]". United States.
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