Document Details


Title:
DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVELY ACTIVATED AND CONTAMINATED MATERIALS
Subject Terms:
RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RECOMMENDATIONS; RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1974 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0014
Accession Number:
NV0067613
Originating Research Org.:
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION-CHICAGO OPERATIONS OFFICE
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE ONLY SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO HANDLING RADIOACCTI VELY ACTIVATED AND CONTAMINATED MATERIALS OTHER THAN AIR AND WATER IS BY PRODUCING A SET OF STANDARDS GIVING MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATI ONS (MPC) OF RADIOISOTOPES IN SUCH MATERIALS. SOME OBSERVATIONS RELATI NG TO THIS CONCLUSION ARE: 1. THERE NOW EXISTS A WIDE VARIETY OF AGENC IES, INCONSISTENT WITH EACH OTHER, DEALING WITH SUCH DISPOSAL. THERE I S NEED FOR STANDARDIZATION. NO ONE AGENCY HAS COMPLETE JURISDICTION. 2 . HANDLING ON A CASE-BY-CASE BSIS IS NECESSARY AND ACCEPTABLE PARTICUL ARLY FOR PAST COMMITMENTS, BUT MPC TYPE GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE ACTIONS WOULD BE HELPFUL. 3. THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVATED OR CONTAMINATED MATERIALS WILL INCREASE AS USAGE OF AND RESEARCH IN FISSION AND FUSION PROCESSE S INCREASES. 4. THE SETTING OF STANDARDS IN SOLIDS ( AND GASES AND LIQ UIDS OTHER THAN AIR AND WATER) WILL REQUIRE A VERY SIGNIFICANT EFFORT (INCLUDING SOME R&D) BUT WILL BE AN ECONOMICAL BENEFIT IN THE LONG RUN OVER CONSIDERING EACH ITEM IN THE FUTURE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. ACTI ON LEVELS ARE NEEDED. 5. A PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORT OF SIGNIFICANT PROP IS MISUNDERSTANDING OF TERMINOLOGY AND THE DEPTH TO WHICH RESEARCH EFF ORT GOES IN THE STANDARD SETTING PROCESS. 6. EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON REUSE AND CONSERVATION OF MATERIALS. 7. THE LONG-RANGE AND OVERALL VIEWPOINT SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED IN SETTING THE GENERAL TREND OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES.


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