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Title: Survey of radiological contaminants in the near-shore environment at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor

Abstract

Past operations at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor resulted in the release of radiological contaminants to the soil column, local groundwater, and ultimately to the near-shore environment of the Columbia River. In September 1997, the Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) and the Hanford Site Surface Environmental Surveillance Project (SESP) initiated a special study of the near-shore vicinity at the Hanford Site`s retired 100-N Area reactor. Environmental samples were collected and analyzed for radiological contaminants ({sup 3}H, {sup 90}Sr, and gamma/ emitters), with both the WDOH and SESP analyzing a portion of the samples. Samples of river water, sediment, riverbank springs, periphyton, milfoil, flying insects, clam shells, and reed canary grass were collected. External exposure rates were also measured for the near-shore environment in the vicinity of the 100-N Area. In addition, samples were collected at background locations above Vernita Bridge.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Washington State Dept. of Health, Olympia, WA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
676900
Report Number(s):
PNNL-11933
R&D Project: 10876; ON: DE98059301; BR: EW7070100; TRN: 99:000792
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; N-REACTOR; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; NUMERICAL DATA; TRITIUM; STRONTIUM 90; COBALT 60; CESIUM 137; RADIATION MONITORING; SOILS; GROUND WATER; RIVERS

Citation Formats

Van Verst, S P, Albin, C L, Patton, G W, Blanton, M L, Poston, T M, Cooper, A T, and Antonio, E J. Survey of radiological contaminants in the near-shore environment at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/676900.
Van Verst, S P, Albin, C L, Patton, G W, Blanton, M L, Poston, T M, Cooper, A T, & Antonio, E J. Survey of radiological contaminants in the near-shore environment at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor. United States. doi:10.2172/676900.
Van Verst, S P, Albin, C L, Patton, G W, Blanton, M L, Poston, T M, Cooper, A T, and Antonio, E J. Tue . "Survey of radiological contaminants in the near-shore environment at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor". United States. doi:10.2172/676900. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/676900.
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title = {Survey of radiological contaminants in the near-shore environment at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor},
author = {Van Verst, S P and Albin, C L and Patton, G W and Blanton, M L and Poston, T M and Cooper, A T and Antonio, E J},
abstractNote = {Past operations at the Hanford Site 100-N Area reactor resulted in the release of radiological contaminants to the soil column, local groundwater, and ultimately to the near-shore environment of the Columbia River. In September 1997, the Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) and the Hanford Site Surface Environmental Surveillance Project (SESP) initiated a special study of the near-shore vicinity at the Hanford Site`s retired 100-N Area reactor. Environmental samples were collected and analyzed for radiological contaminants ({sup 3}H, {sup 90}Sr, and gamma/ emitters), with both the WDOH and SESP analyzing a portion of the samples. Samples of river water, sediment, riverbank springs, periphyton, milfoil, flying insects, clam shells, and reed canary grass were collected. External exposure rates were also measured for the near-shore environment in the vicinity of the 100-N Area. In addition, samples were collected at background locations above Vernita Bridge.},
doi = {10.2172/676900},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {9}
}