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Title: Risk assessment and optimization (ALARA) analysis for the environmental remediation of Brookhaven National Laboratory`s hazardous waste management facility

The Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (EH) sought examples of risk-based approaches to environmental restoration to include in their guidance for DOE nuclear facilities. Extensive measurements of radiological contamination in soil and ground water have been made at Brookhaven National Laboratory`s Hazardous Waste Management Facility (HWMF) as part of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) remediation process. This provided an ideal opportunity for a case study. This report provides a risk assessment and an {open_quotes}As Low as Reasonably Achievable{close_quotes} (ALARA) analysis for use at other DOE nuclear facilities as an example of a risk-based decision technique.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
587683
Report Number(s):
BNL--65339
ON: DE98004604; TRN: 98:009459
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RISK ASSESSMENT; BNL; REMEDIAL ACTION; ALARA; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; SOILS; GROUND WATER; MONITORING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; US SUPERFUND