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Title: Radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works for the period October, November, December 1949

Abstract

This report summarizes the measurements made for radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works. The principal sources of the radioactivity originating as a result of operations at Hanford which affect the environment in this area are the two waste stacks in the separations area and the cooling water from the four pile areas. Measurements are also made on samples taken from the Hanford waste systems which are primarily confined within the project proper. Although monthly summaries of these data are reported in Health Instrument Divisions Environs reports, a somewhat more detailed discussion of these data is covered in the quarterly report. In this manner, a better evaluation of possible trends can be detected as a result of the increased number of measurements made available by combining the data for a three month period. The following areas are discussed: meteorology, radioactive contamination of vegetation, airborne contamination and air radiation levels, radioactive contamination in Hanford wastes, radioactive contamination in the Columbia and Yakima rivers; beta activity in rain and snow, and radioactive contamination in drinking water and test wells.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Works, Richland, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/EH
OSTI Identifier:
6492115
Report Number(s):
HW-17003
ON: DE91002729
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Declassified 15 Nov 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AEROSOLS; RADIOACTIVITY TRANSPORT; COLUMBIA RIVER; CONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; DRINKING WATER; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; HANFORD PRODUCTION REACTORS; HEALTH HAZARDS; IODINE 131; METEOROLOGY; PARTICULATES; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION MONITORING; RAIN; WIND; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; COLLOIDS; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DISPERSIONS; DOCUMENT TYPES; DOSES; HAZARDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; IODINE ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PARTICLES; PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION REACTORS; PRODUCTION REACTORS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; RIVERS; SOLS; STREAMS; SURFACE WATERS; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES; WATER; 220502* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Environmental Aspects- Radioactive Effluents; 540130 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 540230 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 540330 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Paas, H J, and Singlevich, W. Radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works for the period October, November, December 1949. United States: N. p., 1950. Web. doi:10.2172/6492115.
Paas, H J, & Singlevich, W. Radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works for the period October, November, December 1949. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6492115
Paas, H J, and Singlevich, W. 1950. "Radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works for the period October, November, December 1949". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6492115. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6492115.
@article{osti_6492115,
title = {Radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works for the period October, November, December 1949},
author = {Paas, H J and Singlevich, W},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes the measurements made for radioactive contamination in the environs of the Hanford Works. The principal sources of the radioactivity originating as a result of operations at Hanford which affect the environment in this area are the two waste stacks in the separations area and the cooling water from the four pile areas. Measurements are also made on samples taken from the Hanford waste systems which are primarily confined within the project proper. Although monthly summaries of these data are reported in Health Instrument Divisions Environs reports, a somewhat more detailed discussion of these data is covered in the quarterly report. In this manner, a better evaluation of possible trends can be detected as a result of the increased number of measurements made available by combining the data for a three month period. The following areas are discussed: meteorology, radioactive contamination of vegetation, airborne contamination and air radiation levels, radioactive contamination in Hanford wastes, radioactive contamination in the Columbia and Yakima rivers; beta activity in rain and snow, and radioactive contamination in drinking water and test wells.},
doi = {10.2172/6492115},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6492115}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1950},
month = {3}
}