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Environmental Surveillance Data Report for the Third Quarter of 1986
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects; Science and Technology\Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Site Studies
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Publication Date:
1986 Nov 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
ORNL/M-174, 3977
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) within the Environmental and Occupational Safety Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has implemented a surveillance program which includes sampling and monitoring of air, water from surface streams and point sources groundwater, fish, grass, soil, and milk for radioactive and nonradioactive materials. During the third quarter of 1986, over 1900 samples which represent over 6700 analyses and measurements were collected by DEM. Three real-time water monitoring stations that transmit flow and water quality data were put into operation. The 131 - I concentrations in air and milk which were significantly elevated in the second quarter have returned to normal. Under the requirements of a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued to ORNL by the state of Tennessee and EPA, samples were collected from 183 physical locations and 2600 analyses were performed. Bluegill were collected from Clinch River Miles (CRMs) 5.0, 20.8, and 25 were analyzed for radionuclides. In addition, fish from CRM 20.8 and 25.0 were analyzed for mercury and PCBs. The concentrations of mercury and PCBs in fish were lower than the limits set by the FDA. Tables are included in report to reflect radionuclide measurements in water, paremeters whose values exceed NPDES compliance limits and concentration of parameters in wells. Figures are also included to show location of sampling wells, meteorological towers, and milk and fish sampling stations.

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