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Title: Minimizing Characterization - Derived Waste at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina

Abstract

Environmental restoration activities at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) utilize innovative site characterization approaches and technologies that minimize waste generation. Characterization is typically conducted in phases, first by collecting large quantities of inexpensive data, followed by targeted minimally invasive drilling to collect depth-discrete soil/groundwater data, and concluded with the installation of permanent multi-level groundwater monitoring wells. Waste-reducing characterization methods utilize non-traditional drilling practices (sonic drilling), minimally intrusive (geoprobe, cone penetrometer) and non-intrusive (3-D seismic, ground penetration radar, aerial monitoring) investigative tools. Various types of sensor probes (moisture sensors, gamma spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, laser induced and X-ray fluorescence) and hydrophobic membranes (FLUTe) are used in conjunction with depth-discrete sampling techniques to obtain high-resolution 3-D plume profiles. Groundwater monitoring (short/long-term) approaches utilize multi-level sampling technologies (Strata-Sampler, Cone-Sipper, Solinst Waterloo, Westbay) and low-cost diffusion samplers for seepline/surface water sampling. Upon collection of soil and groundwater data, information is portrayed in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format for interpretation and planning purposes. At the SRS, the use of non-traditional drilling methods and minimally/non intrusive investigation approaches along with in-situ sampling methods has minimized waste generation and improved the effectiveness and efficiency of characterization activities.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Savannah River Incorporated Bldg. 730-2B, Aiken, SC; Westinghouse Savannah River Company Bldg. 730-2B, Aiken, SC (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
832990
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2002 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/24/2002--02/28/2002; Other Information: PBD: 25 Feb 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; AERIAL MONITORING; DIFFUSION; FLUORESCENCE; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; MEMBRANES; MONITORING; PLUMES; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SAMPLING; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES

Citation Formats

Van Pelt, R. S., Amidon, M. B., and Reboul, S. H. Minimizing Characterization - Derived Waste at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Van Pelt, R. S., Amidon, M. B., & Reboul, S. H. Minimizing Characterization - Derived Waste at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. United States.
Van Pelt, R. S., Amidon, M. B., and Reboul, S. H. Mon . "Minimizing Characterization - Derived Waste at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/832990.
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author = {Van Pelt, R. S. and Amidon, M. B. and Reboul, S. H.},
abstractNote = {Environmental restoration activities at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) utilize innovative site characterization approaches and technologies that minimize waste generation. Characterization is typically conducted in phases, first by collecting large quantities of inexpensive data, followed by targeted minimally invasive drilling to collect depth-discrete soil/groundwater data, and concluded with the installation of permanent multi-level groundwater monitoring wells. Waste-reducing characterization methods utilize non-traditional drilling practices (sonic drilling), minimally intrusive (geoprobe, cone penetrometer) and non-intrusive (3-D seismic, ground penetration radar, aerial monitoring) investigative tools. Various types of sensor probes (moisture sensors, gamma spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, laser induced and X-ray fluorescence) and hydrophobic membranes (FLUTe) are used in conjunction with depth-discrete sampling techniques to obtain high-resolution 3-D plume profiles. Groundwater monitoring (short/long-term) approaches utilize multi-level sampling technologies (Strata-Sampler, Cone-Sipper, Solinst Waterloo, Westbay) and low-cost diffusion samplers for seepline/surface water sampling. Upon collection of soil and groundwater data, information is portrayed in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format for interpretation and planning purposes. At the SRS, the use of non-traditional drilling methods and minimally/non intrusive investigation approaches along with in-situ sampling methods has minimized waste generation and improved the effectiveness and efficiency of characterization activities.},
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