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Title: Modified hazard ranking system for sites with mixed radioactive and hazardous wastes. User manual.

This document describes both the original Hazard Ranking System and the modified Hazard Ranking System as they are to be used in evaluating the relative potential for uncontrolled hazardous substance facilities to cause human health or safety problems or ecological or environmental damage. Detailed instructions for using the mHRS/HRS computer code are provided, along with instructions for performing the calculations by hand. Uniform application of the ranking system will permit the DOE to identify those releases of hazardous substances that pose the greatest hazard to humans or the environment. However, the mHRS/HRS by itself cannot establish priorities for the allocation of funds for remedial action. The mHRS/HRS is a means for applying uniform technical judgment regarding the potential hazards presented by a facility relative to other facilities. It does not address the feasibility, desirability, or degree of cleanup required. Neither does it deal with the readiness or ability of a state to carry out such remedial action, as may be indicated, or to meet other conditions prescribed in CERCLA. 13 refs., 13 figs., 27 tabs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5852248
Report Number(s):
PNL-5841
ON: DE86009731
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CHEMICAL WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; REMEDIAL ACTION; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; AIR; AQUIFERS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; EXPLOSIONS; FIRES; GROUND WATER; MANUALS; PERMEABILITY; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SURFACE WATERS; TOXICITY; WATER WELLS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; FLUIDS; GASES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER; WELLS 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety