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Title: Health effects of SRS non-radiological air emissions

Abstract

This report examines the potential health effects of non radiological emissions to the air resulting from operations at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The scope of this study was limited to the 55 air contaminants for which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quantified risk by determining unit risk factors (excess cancer risks) and/or reference concentrations (deleterious non cancer risks). Potential health impacts have been assessed in relation to the maximally exposed individual. This is a hypothetical person who resides for a lifetime at the SRS boundary. The most recent (1994) quality assured SRS emissions data available were used. Estimated maximum site boundary concentrations of the air contaminants were calculated using air dispersion modeling and 24-hour and annual averaging times. For the emissions studied, the excess cancer risk was found to be less than the generally accepted risk level of 1 in 100,000 and, in most cases, was less than 1 in 1,000,000. Deleterious non cancer effects were also found to be very unlikely.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
578575
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RP-97-288
ON: DE97053994; TRN: 98:008649
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Jun 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; HEALTH HAZARDS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; NUMERICAL DATA; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; AIR POLLUTION; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTES; EMISSION

Citation Formats

Stewart, J. Health effects of SRS non-radiological air emissions. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/578575.
Stewart, J. Health effects of SRS non-radiological air emissions. United States. doi:10.2172/578575.
Stewart, J. Mon . "Health effects of SRS non-radiological air emissions". United States. doi:10.2172/578575. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/578575.
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abstractNote = {This report examines the potential health effects of non radiological emissions to the air resulting from operations at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The scope of this study was limited to the 55 air contaminants for which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quantified risk by determining unit risk factors (excess cancer risks) and/or reference concentrations (deleterious non cancer risks). Potential health impacts have been assessed in relation to the maximally exposed individual. This is a hypothetical person who resides for a lifetime at the SRS boundary. The most recent (1994) quality assured SRS emissions data available were used. Estimated maximum site boundary concentrations of the air contaminants were calculated using air dispersion modeling and 24-hour and annual averaging times. For the emissions studied, the excess cancer risk was found to be less than the generally accepted risk level of 1 in 100,000 and, in most cases, was less than 1 in 1,000,000. Deleterious non cancer effects were also found to be very unlikely.},
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