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Title: Surface and subsurface soils at the Pond B dam: July 1998

Abstract

Pond B, 685-13G, is an inactive reactor cooling impoundment built in 1961 on the Savannah River Site (SRS). Between 1961 and 1964, Pond B received R-Reactor cooling water discharges that were contaminated with {sup 137}Cs, {sup 90}Sr and plutonium. Though the pond has not been used since 1964, radionuclides from the contaminated cooling water remain in the water and in the surface sediments of the pond. The current proposal to fix and repair the Pond B dam structure includes installing a new drain system and monitoring equipment. The dam will be reinforced with additional previous material on the downstream face of the dam. The objectives of this report are to describe the sampling methodology used during the July 1998 sampling event at the downstream face of the Pond B dam and in Pond B, present the results of the sampling event, and compare, where possible, these results to related risk-based standards.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750105
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-98-0276/Rev.1
TRN: US0001551
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Dec 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SETTLING PONDS; SECONDARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; CESIUM 137; STRONTIUM 90; PLUTONIUM; DAMS; REPAIR; SAMPLING; SURFACE WATERS; SEDIMENTS

Citation Formats

Halverson, N.V.. Surface and subsurface soils at the Pond B dam: July 1998. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/750105.
Halverson, N.V.. Surface and subsurface soils at the Pond B dam: July 1998. United States. doi:10.2172/750105.
Halverson, N.V.. Fri . "Surface and subsurface soils at the Pond B dam: July 1998". United States. doi:10.2172/750105. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750105.
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abstractNote = {Pond B, 685-13G, is an inactive reactor cooling impoundment built in 1961 on the Savannah River Site (SRS). Between 1961 and 1964, Pond B received R-Reactor cooling water discharges that were contaminated with {sup 137}Cs, {sup 90}Sr and plutonium. Though the pond has not been used since 1964, radionuclides from the contaminated cooling water remain in the water and in the surface sediments of the pond. The current proposal to fix and repair the Pond B dam structure includes installing a new drain system and monitoring equipment. The dam will be reinforced with additional previous material on the downstream face of the dam. The objectives of this report are to describe the sampling methodology used during the July 1998 sampling event at the downstream face of the Pond B dam and in Pond B, present the results of the sampling event, and compare, where possible, these results to related risk-based standards.},
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year = {Fri Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 1999},
month = {Fri Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 1999}
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