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Title: A consolidated environmental monitoring plan for Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

The US Army operates facilities in Edgewood and Aberdeen under several licenses from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Compliance with each license is time consuming and could potentially result in duplicated efforts to demonstrate compliance with existing environmental regulations. The goal of the ERM plan is to provide the sampling necessary to ensure that operations at Edgewood and Aberdeen are within applicable regulatory guidelines and to provide a means of ensuring that adverse effects to the environment are minimized. Existing sampling plans and environmental data generated from those plans are briefly reviewed as part of the development of the present ERM plan. The new ERM plan was designed to provide data that can be used for assessing risks to the environment and to humans using Aberdeen and Edgewood areas. Existing sampling is modified and new sampling is proposed based on the results of the long-term DU fate study. In that study, different environmental pathways were identified that would show transport of DU at Aberdeen. Those pathways would also be impacted by other radioactive constituents from Aberdeen and Edgewood areas. The ERM plan presented in this document includes sampling from Edgewood and Aberdeen facilities. The main radioactive constituents of concern atmore » Edgewood are C, P, N, S, H, I, Co, Cs, Ca, Sr and U that are used in radiolabeling different compounds and tracers for different reactions and syntheses. Air and water sampling are the thrust of efforts at the Edgewood area.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
495742
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--97-1389
ON: DE97007039; TRN: AHC29715%%61
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1997
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MILITARY FACILITIES; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; MARYLAND; RADIATION MONITORING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; NUMERICAL DATA; HEALTH HAZARDS