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Environmental Surveillance of the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation and Surrounding Environs During 1986. Volume 1: Summary and Conclusions
Subject Terms:
ALARA, Y-12 Plant; ORNL, Oak Ridge Reservation; environment, surveillance; environs, NPDES permit; fission product, radionuclide; mercury, uranium, airborne; trash monitoring, waste
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:
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Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects
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Publication Date:
1987 Apr 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Sep 01
This document concerns an environmental surveillance of the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation and surrounding environs during 1986. After extensive negotiations, EPA issued the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant a new NPDES permit on May 24, 1985. The new permit combines water-quality and industry-based effluent limitations with biological and toxicological monitoring. Uranium particulate detection is to be monitored using a thin sodium iodide scintillator. During 1986, the Y-12 Plant initiated an on-site airborne (ambient) mercury monitoring program. The Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant Surface Characterization Project objectives were listed, an investigation of the fate of spills and leaks of elemental mercury that occurred in the past at the Y-12 Plant has been carried out through a multiphased well installation and soil boring program, and the ORNL environmental ALARA program was described. Also, calibration of the new Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant Trash Monitoring Station was concluded and the facility placed in operation. A table and figures are included.

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