Document Details


Title:
Oak Ridge Reservation Environmental Report for 1991, Volume 1: Narrative, Summary, and Conclusions
Author(s):
Kornegay, F C [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN]; Kornegay, F C [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN]
Subject Terms:
ORNL, K-25 Site, Y-12 Plant; environmental report, ORR; monitoring, radiation; radionuclide, concentrations; waste management, sampling
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email: doeic@oro.doe.gov
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects; Science and Technology\Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Site Studies
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1992 Oct 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
176
Accession Number:
ORF65946
Document Number(s):
ES/ESH-22/V1
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
Description/Abstract:
This report documents the annual results of a comprehensive program to estimate the impact of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations upon human health and the environment. It addresses various aspects of effluent monitoring, environmental surveillance, dose assessment, waste management, and quality assurance. Volume 1 presents narratives, summaries, and conclusions based on environmental monitoring at the three DOE installations (Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory [ORNL], and K-25 Site) and in the surrounding environs. Volume 2 presents the detailed data summaries from which these conclusions have been drawn. The effective dose equivalents from airborne emissions at the Oak Ridge Operations (ORR) were well below the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants regulatory limit of 10 mrem. Based on data for radionuclide concentrations in air, the Oak Ridge Reservation operations are having a slight impact on local air quality but are not measurably impacting the regional air quality. More than 400 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stations were sampled requiring more than 65,000 water analyses. During 1991, the Y-12 Plant was 98.0 percent in compliance with NPDES standards, ORNL was 98 percent in compliance, and the K-25 Site was 99.9 percent in compliance. Radiological effluents for all three facilities were well within limits at all effluent monitoring locations. Contaminant concentrations in fish samples during 1991 were comparable to, or were generally lower than concentrations found in previous years. Data are included.


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