Document Details


Title:
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 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
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1987 Apr 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
11
Accession Number:
ORF18497
Document Number(s):
ES/ESH-1/V1
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Sep 01
Description/Abstract:
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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