ORNL radioactive waste operations
Since its beginning in 1943, ORNL has generated large amounts of solid, liquid, and gaseous radioactive waste material as a by-product of the basic research and development work carried out at the laboratory. The waste system at ORNL has been continually modified and updated to keep pace with the changing release requirements for radioactive wastes. Major upgrading projects are currently in progress. The operating record of ORNL waste operation has been excellent over many years. Recent surveillance of radioactivity in the Oak Ridge environs indicates that atmospheric concentrations of radioactivity were not significantly different from other areas in East Tennesseee. Concentrations of radioactivity in the Clinch River and in fish collected from the river were less than 4% of the permissible concentration and intake guides for individuals in the offsite environment. While some radioactivity was released to the environment from plant operations, the concentrations in all of the media sampled were well below established standards.
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ON: DE82008832; TRN: 82-011488
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- Conference: Waste management conference, Tucson, AZ, USA, 8 Mar 1982
- Research Org:
- Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ORNL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; AIR QUALITY; CLINCH RIVER; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; FISHES; OPERATION; PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SURVEILLANCE; WATER QUALITY; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RIVERS; STREAMS; SURFACE WATERS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VERTEBRATES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 052000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management
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