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Title: Soil Characterization at the Linde FUSRAP Site and the Impact on Soil Volume Estimates

Abstract

The former Linde site in Tonawanda, New York is currently undergoing active remediation of Manhattan Engineering District's radiological contamination. This remediation is authorized under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The focus of this paper will be to describe the impact of soil characterization efforts as they relate to soil volume estimates and project cost estimates. An additional objective is to stimulate discussion about other characterization and modeling technologies, and to provide a ''Lessons Learned'' scenario to assist in future volume estimating at other FUSRAP sites. Initial soil characterization efforts at the Linde FUSRAP site in areas known to be contaminated or suspected to be contaminated were presented in the Remedial Investigation Report for the Tonawanda Site, dated February 1993. Results of those initial characterization efforts were the basis for soil volume estimates that were used to estimate and negotiate the current remediation contract. During the course of remediation, previously unidentified areas of contamination were discovered, and additional characterization was initiated. Additional test pit and geoprobe samples were obtained at over 500 locations, bringing the total to over 800 sample locations at the 135-acre site. New data continues to be collected on a routine basis during ongoing remedialmore » actions.« less

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Research Org.:
US Army Corps of Engineers 1776 Niagara Street Buffalo, New York (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
829564
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2002 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/24/2002--02/28/2002; Other Information: PBD: 27 Feb 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONTAMINATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; SIMULATION; SOILS; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Boyle, J., Kenna, T., and Pilon, R. Soil Characterization at the Linde FUSRAP Site and the Impact on Soil Volume Estimates. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Boyle, J., Kenna, T., & Pilon, R. Soil Characterization at the Linde FUSRAP Site and the Impact on Soil Volume Estimates. United States.
Boyle, J., Kenna, T., and Pilon, R. Wed . "Soil Characterization at the Linde FUSRAP Site and the Impact on Soil Volume Estimates". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/829564.
@article{osti_829564,
title = {Soil Characterization at the Linde FUSRAP Site and the Impact on Soil Volume Estimates},
author = {Boyle, J. and Kenna, T. and Pilon, R.},
abstractNote = {The former Linde site in Tonawanda, New York is currently undergoing active remediation of Manhattan Engineering District's radiological contamination. This remediation is authorized under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The focus of this paper will be to describe the impact of soil characterization efforts as they relate to soil volume estimates and project cost estimates. An additional objective is to stimulate discussion about other characterization and modeling technologies, and to provide a ''Lessons Learned'' scenario to assist in future volume estimating at other FUSRAP sites. Initial soil characterization efforts at the Linde FUSRAP site in areas known to be contaminated or suspected to be contaminated were presented in the Remedial Investigation Report for the Tonawanda Site, dated February 1993. Results of those initial characterization efforts were the basis for soil volume estimates that were used to estimate and negotiate the current remediation contract. During the course of remediation, previously unidentified areas of contamination were discovered, and additional characterization was initiated. Additional test pit and geoprobe samples were obtained at over 500 locations, bringing the total to over 800 sample locations at the 135-acre site. New data continues to be collected on a routine basis during ongoing remedial actions.},
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