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Title: Argonne National Laboratory-East site environmental report for calendar year 1999

Abstract

This report discusses the results of the environmental protection program at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) for 1999. To evaluate the effects of ANL-E operations on the environment, samples of environmental media collected on the site, at the site boundary, and off the ANL-E site were analyzed and compared with applicable guidelines and standards. A variety of radionuclides were measured in air, surface water, on-site groundwater, and bottom sediment samples. In addition, chemical constituents in surface water, groundwater, and ANL-E effluent water were analyzed. External penetrating radiation doses were measured, and the potential for radiation exposure to off-site population groups was estimated. Results are interpreted in terms of the origin of the radioactive and chemical substances (i.e., natural, fallout, ANL-E, and other) and are compared with applicable environmental quality standards. A US Department of Energy dose calculation methodology, based on International Commission on Radiological Protection recommendations and the US Environmental Protection Agency's CAP-88 (Clean Air Act Assessment Package-1988) computer code, was used in preparing this report. The status of ANL-E environmental protection activities with respect to the various laws and regulations that govern waste handling and disposal is discussed, along with the progress of environmental corrective actions and restoration projects.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
764200
Report Number(s):
ANL-00/2
TRN: US0004924
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ANL; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; MONITORING; RADIOISOTOPES; AIR; SURFACE WATERS; GROUND WATER; SEDIMENTS; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RADIATION DOSES; REMEDIAL ACTION; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Golchert, N W, and Kolzow, R G. Argonne National Laboratory-East site environmental report for calendar year 1999. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/764200.
Golchert, N W, & Kolzow, R G. Argonne National Laboratory-East site environmental report for calendar year 1999. United States. doi:10.2172/764200.
Golchert, N W, and Kolzow, R G. Fri . "Argonne National Laboratory-East site environmental report for calendar year 1999". United States. doi:10.2172/764200. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/764200.
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abstractNote = {This report discusses the results of the environmental protection program at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) for 1999. To evaluate the effects of ANL-E operations on the environment, samples of environmental media collected on the site, at the site boundary, and off the ANL-E site were analyzed and compared with applicable guidelines and standards. A variety of radionuclides were measured in air, surface water, on-site groundwater, and bottom sediment samples. In addition, chemical constituents in surface water, groundwater, and ANL-E effluent water were analyzed. External penetrating radiation doses were measured, and the potential for radiation exposure to off-site population groups was estimated. Results are interpreted in terms of the origin of the radioactive and chemical substances (i.e., natural, fallout, ANL-E, and other) and are compared with applicable environmental quality standards. A US Department of Energy dose calculation methodology, based on International Commission on Radiological Protection recommendations and the US Environmental Protection Agency's CAP-88 (Clean Air Act Assessment Package-1988) computer code, was used in preparing this report. The status of ANL-E environmental protection activities with respect to the various laws and regulations that govern waste handling and disposal is discussed, along with the progress of environmental corrective actions and restoration projects.},
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year = {Fri Aug 11 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
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