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Title: Progress report on the Grand Junction uranium mill tailings remedial action program. [Program to reduce humane exposure from buildings involving the use of mill tailings in their construction]

Abstract

The report provides a history of the program, an analysis of the current status of the program, problems encountered and measures being taken to solve them, and a forecast of future effort required. From the start of remedial efforts in 1973 through September 30, 1978, remedial action has been done on 325 individual structures, including 289 private residences, 14 schools, and 22 commercial business/church locations. As recently as one year ago, the total number of structures requiring remedial action was estimated to be about 600. However, continuing measurements of radon daughter concentrations in structures which previously showed only slightly elevated gamma radiation have resulted in identificaion of additional structures exceeding the Surgeon General's guidelines for radon daughters. Because radon daughter concentrations in structures are highly variable depending on the season of the year and the level of activity, annual averages are used for determining eligibility under the guidelines. Based on this recent experience the estimate of the total number of structures which will eventually qualify for remedial action has been increased from 600 to 800, and the estimated total program cost has been increased from $12,670,000 to $16,960,000. It must be emphasized that these estimates are based only on experiencemore » ratios of past measurements and are highly uncertain. It is not expected that further funding, if necessary, will be required before fiscal year 1982.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA). Div. of Environmental Control Technology; Department of Energy, Grand Junction, CO (USA). Grand Junction Office; Colorado Dept. of Health, Denver (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6202158
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV-0033
TRN: 79-008257
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; BUILDING MATERIALS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIOACTIVITY; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; INHALATION; HOUSES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADON; SCHOOL BUILDINGS; COLORADO; COST; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; MILL TAILINGS; PUBLIC HEALTH; BUILDINGS; ELEMENTS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INTAKE; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POPULATIONS; RARE GASES; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SOLID WASTES; USA; WASTES; 560171* - Radiation Effects- Nuclide Kinetics & Toxicology- Man- (-1987); 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 054000 - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Not Available. Progress report on the Grand Junction uranium mill tailings remedial action program. [Program to reduce humane exposure from buildings involving the use of mill tailings in their construction]. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6202158.
Not Available. Progress report on the Grand Junction uranium mill tailings remedial action program. [Program to reduce humane exposure from buildings involving the use of mill tailings in their construction]. United States. doi:10.2172/6202158.
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title = {Progress report on the Grand Junction uranium mill tailings remedial action program. [Program to reduce humane exposure from buildings involving the use of mill tailings in their construction]},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {The report provides a history of the program, an analysis of the current status of the program, problems encountered and measures being taken to solve them, and a forecast of future effort required. From the start of remedial efforts in 1973 through September 30, 1978, remedial action has been done on 325 individual structures, including 289 private residences, 14 schools, and 22 commercial business/church locations. As recently as one year ago, the total number of structures requiring remedial action was estimated to be about 600. However, continuing measurements of radon daughter concentrations in structures which previously showed only slightly elevated gamma radiation have resulted in identificaion of additional structures exceeding the Surgeon General's guidelines for radon daughters. Because radon daughter concentrations in structures are highly variable depending on the season of the year and the level of activity, annual averages are used for determining eligibility under the guidelines. Based on this recent experience the estimate of the total number of structures which will eventually qualify for remedial action has been increased from 600 to 800, and the estimated total program cost has been increased from $12,670,000 to $16,960,000. It must be emphasized that these estimates are based only on experience ratios of past measurements and are highly uncertain. It is not expected that further funding, if necessary, will be required before fiscal year 1982.},
doi = {10.2172/6202158},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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