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Title: Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the National Guard Armory at Washington Park, 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 1977-October 11, 1978

Abstract

A comprehensive radiological survey was conducted at the Illinois National Guard Armory at Washington Park in Chicago. This facility, used for uranium processing during the MED/AEC era, is now used as offices, classrooms, and storage and garage areas. Forty-two spots of contaminaton in nine rooms or areas exceeded the allowable limits for uranium as given in the ANSI Standard N13.12. In most instances, the contamination was found to be removable and available for transfer to other locations. However, under current use conditions, the potential for radiation exposure to occupants of this building from these sources of contamination is small. Concentrations of radon daughters in the air in the building, as measured by grab-sampling techniques, were less than the limit of 0.01 WL above background as given in the Surgeon General's Guidelines in 10 CFR 712. No long-lived radionuclides were detected in any air sample. Concentrations of radionuclides in soil samples collected around the facility indicated essentially background levels. The presumed maximum 50-year dose commitments from potential inhalation/ingestion of residual contamination were calculated to be 2.5 mrem to the lung, 0.51 mrem to the bone, 0.12 mrem to the kidney, and 0.031 mrem wholebody; each of these is less than 0.5%more » of the appropriate standards for an individual in an uncontrolled area. In order to rduce the potential for radiation exposure, remedial measures such as stabilization of the contamination in place would be applicable as a short-term measure. In order to reduce the risk in the event that building modifications take place in the future, health physics procedures and coverage are recommended. The long-term solution would involve dcontamination by removal of the radioactive residues from the 11 rooms or areas in the facility.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6445081
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV-0005/22; ANL-OHS/HP-83-100
ON: DE83007808
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BUILDINGS; CONTAMINATION; RADIATION MONITORING; SOILS; CHICAGO; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; DOSE RATES; MANHATTAN PROJECT; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADON; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION V; FLUIDS; GASES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; ILLINOIS; ISOTOPES; MONITORING; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; RARE GASES; USA; 054000* - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 500300 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510301 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Soil- (-1987); 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Wynveen, R A, Smith, W H, Mayes, C B, and Justus, A L. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the National Guard Armory at Washington Park, 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 1977-October 11, 1978. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Wynveen, R A, Smith, W H, Mayes, C B, & Justus, A L. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the National Guard Armory at Washington Park, 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 1977-October 11, 1978. United States.
Wynveen, R A, Smith, W H, Mayes, C B, and Justus, A L. Sat . "Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the National Guard Armory at Washington Park, 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 1977-October 11, 1978". United States.
@article{osti_6445081,
title = {Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the National Guard Armory at Washington Park, 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 1977-October 11, 1978},
author = {Wynveen, R A and Smith, W H and Mayes, C B and Justus, A L},
abstractNote = {A comprehensive radiological survey was conducted at the Illinois National Guard Armory at Washington Park in Chicago. This facility, used for uranium processing during the MED/AEC era, is now used as offices, classrooms, and storage and garage areas. Forty-two spots of contaminaton in nine rooms or areas exceeded the allowable limits for uranium as given in the ANSI Standard N13.12. In most instances, the contamination was found to be removable and available for transfer to other locations. However, under current use conditions, the potential for radiation exposure to occupants of this building from these sources of contamination is small. Concentrations of radon daughters in the air in the building, as measured by grab-sampling techniques, were less than the limit of 0.01 WL above background as given in the Surgeon General's Guidelines in 10 CFR 712. No long-lived radionuclides were detected in any air sample. Concentrations of radionuclides in soil samples collected around the facility indicated essentially background levels. The presumed maximum 50-year dose commitments from potential inhalation/ingestion of residual contamination were calculated to be 2.5 mrem to the lung, 0.51 mrem to the bone, 0.12 mrem to the kidney, and 0.031 mrem wholebody; each of these is less than 0.5% of the appropriate standards for an individual in an uncontrolled area. In order to rduce the potential for radiation exposure, remedial measures such as stabilization of the contamination in place would be applicable as a short-term measure. In order to reduce the risk in the event that building modifications take place in the future, health physics procedures and coverage are recommended. The long-term solution would involve dcontamination by removal of the radioactive residues from the 11 rooms or areas in the facility.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6445081}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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