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Building 9712 Ravine Disposal Site
Subject Terms:
Building 9712, Y-12 Plant; Environmental Monitoring; microroentgen meter; ravine disposal site; topography, radiation
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\Waste Management; Science and Technology\Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Site Studies
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Publication Date:
1984 Apr 03
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report concerns the ravine in the field north of Building 9712 (the garage) at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. It describes the use of this ravine and the items possibly buried there. The sources of information were interviews, maps, photos, and a radiation survey. There is evidence that it was once used as a "dumping ground" for debris sometime between 1943 and the early 1950's. On September 9, 1983, Environmental Monitoring surveyed the area north of the garage with a microroentgen meter. Elevated readings implied the source was beneath the meter (the ground) rather than interference from the nearby Biology sources. A wider survey was done with similar surface or filler soil and also showed similar elevated readings which implied this may have been the reason for the higher readings immediately north of the garage. Appendixes are included with photos and a composite drawing of the ravine area.

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