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Title: Assessing the disposal of wastes containing NORM in nonhazardous waste landfills

Abstract

In the past few years, many states have established specific regulations for the management of petroleum industry wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) above specified thresholds. These regulations have limited the number of disposal options available for NORM-containing wastes, thereby increasing the related waste management costs. In view of the increasing economic burden associated with NORM management, industry and regulators are interested in identifying cost-effective disposal alternatives that still provide adequate protection of human health and the environment. One such alternative being considered is the disposal of NORM-containing wastes in landfills permitted to accept only nonhazardous wastes. The disposal of petroleum industry wastes containing radium-226 and lead-210 above regulated levels in nonhazardous landfills was modeled to evaluate the potential radiological doses and associated health risks to workers and the general public. A variety of scenarios were considered to evaluate the effects associated with the operational phase (i.e., during landfill operations) and future use of the landfill property. Doses were calculated for the maximally exposed receptor for each scenario. This paper presents the results of that study and some conclusions and recommendations drawn from it.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750601
Report Number(s):
ANL/EA/CP-100564
TRN: US0003195
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Houston, TX (US), 11/16/1999--11/18/1999; Other Information: PBD: 22 Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; SANITARY LANDFILLS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIUM 226; LEAD 210; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; RADIATION DOSES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Citation Formats

Smith, K P, Blunt, D L, Williams, G P, Arnish, J J, Pfingston, M R, and Herbert, J. Assessing the disposal of wastes containing NORM in nonhazardous waste landfills. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Smith, K P, Blunt, D L, Williams, G P, Arnish, J J, Pfingston, M R, & Herbert, J. Assessing the disposal of wastes containing NORM in nonhazardous waste landfills. United States.
Smith, K P, Blunt, D L, Williams, G P, Arnish, J J, Pfingston, M R, and Herbert, J. Mon . "Assessing the disposal of wastes containing NORM in nonhazardous waste landfills". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750601.
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title = {Assessing the disposal of wastes containing NORM in nonhazardous waste landfills},
author = {Smith, K P and Blunt, D L and Williams, G P and Arnish, J J and Pfingston, M R and Herbert, J},
abstractNote = {In the past few years, many states have established specific regulations for the management of petroleum industry wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) above specified thresholds. These regulations have limited the number of disposal options available for NORM-containing wastes, thereby increasing the related waste management costs. In view of the increasing economic burden associated with NORM management, industry and regulators are interested in identifying cost-effective disposal alternatives that still provide adequate protection of human health and the environment. One such alternative being considered is the disposal of NORM-containing wastes in landfills permitted to accept only nonhazardous wastes. The disposal of petroleum industry wastes containing radium-226 and lead-210 above regulated levels in nonhazardous landfills was modeled to evaluate the potential radiological doses and associated health risks to workers and the general public. A variety of scenarios were considered to evaluate the effects associated with the operational phase (i.e., during landfill operations) and future use of the landfill property. Doses were calculated for the maximally exposed receptor for each scenario. This paper presents the results of that study and some conclusions and recommendations drawn from it.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/750601}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {11}
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