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Title: Hanford whole body counting manual

This document describes the Hanford Whole Body Counting Program as it is administered by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in support of the US Department of Energy--Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and its Hanford contractors. Program services include providing in vivo measurements of internally deposited radioactivity in Hanford employees (or visitors). Specific chapters of this manual deal with the following subjects: program operational charter, authority, administration, and practices, including interpreting applicable DOE Orders, regulations, and guidance into criteria for in vivo measurement frequency, etc., for the plant-wide whole body counting services; state-of-the-art facilities and equipment used to provide the best in vivo measurement results possible for the approximately 11,000 measurements made annually; procedures for performing the various in vivo measurements at the Whole Body Counter (WBC) and related facilities including whole body counts; operation and maintenance of counting equipment, quality assurance provisions of the program, WBC data processing functions, statistical aspects of in vivo measurements, and whole body counting records and associated guidance documents. 16 refs., 48 figs., 22 tabs.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6723911
Report Number(s):
PNL-6198-Rev.1
ON: DE90014333; TRN: 90-024268
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/EH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; HANFORD RESERVATION; PERSONNEL MONITORING; RADIOACTIVITY; RETENTION; WHOLE-BODY COUNTING; MANUALS; DOSIMETRY; EQUIPMENT; HEALTH HAZARDS; IN VIVO; PERSONNEL; RADIATION PROTECTION; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DOCUMENT TYPES; HAZARDS; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RADIATION MONITORING; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 054000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety