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Title: Environmental monitoring report: United States Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, calendar year 1983

Abstract

Air, water, soil, sediments, grass, and groundwater in the vicinity of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant were continuously or periodically sampled during 1983. Analyses for materials known to be in plant effluents were made to provide effluent control information and to determine compliance with applicable environmental standards. Low sulfur coal is burned in the steam plant to meet Kentucky emission limits for sulfur dioxide. Air analyses for radioactivity indicated concentrations at each offsite sampling station averaged less than 1% of the applicable Radioactivity Concentration Guide. Offsite analyses for fluorides in grass met the Kentucky Air Quality Requirements. All onsite and offsite airborne fluoride samples met the Kentucky one-week and one-month standards for gaseous HF. Soil samples were analyzed for uranium and showed no significant deviation from normal background concentrations. There was no detectable change in chemical, physical, or radioactive characteristics of either the Ohio River or ground water attributable to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant operations. The results of water sample analyses of the Ohio River show the chromium and fluoride concentrations to be in compliance with the requirements of the applicable Kentucky regulations. Algal activity resulted in an increase in pH violations during 1983. 7 references, 7 figures, 26 tables.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, KY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6817806
Report Number(s):
KY-742
ON: DE84012711
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OU21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PADUCAH PLANT; RADIATION MONITORING; AIR; GASEOUS WASTES; GROUND WATER; NUMERICAL DATA; PLANTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; WATER; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; DATA; DOSES; FLUIDS; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANTS; GASES; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INFORMATION; ISOTOPE SEPARATION PLANTS; MATERIALS; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM FLUORIDES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510302 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Terrestrial Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987); 520302 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Aquatic Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987)

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. Environmental monitoring report: United States Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, calendar year 1983. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
. Environmental monitoring report: United States Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, calendar year 1983. United States.
. Tue . "Environmental monitoring report: United States Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, calendar year 1983". United States.
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abstractNote = {Air, water, soil, sediments, grass, and groundwater in the vicinity of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant were continuously or periodically sampled during 1983. Analyses for materials known to be in plant effluents were made to provide effluent control information and to determine compliance with applicable environmental standards. Low sulfur coal is burned in the steam plant to meet Kentucky emission limits for sulfur dioxide. Air analyses for radioactivity indicated concentrations at each offsite sampling station averaged less than 1% of the applicable Radioactivity Concentration Guide. Offsite analyses for fluorides in grass met the Kentucky Air Quality Requirements. All onsite and offsite airborne fluoride samples met the Kentucky one-week and one-month standards for gaseous HF. Soil samples were analyzed for uranium and showed no significant deviation from normal background concentrations. There was no detectable change in chemical, physical, or radioactive characteristics of either the Ohio River or ground water attributable to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant operations. The results of water sample analyses of the Ohio River show the chromium and fluoride concentrations to be in compliance with the requirements of the applicable Kentucky regulations. Algal activity resulted in an increase in pH violations during 1983. 7 references, 7 figures, 26 tables.},
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