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Title: Radionuclide Air Emissions Report for the Hanford Site CY 2000

This report documents radionuclide air emissions from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site in 2000 and the resulting effective dose equivalent for the maximally exposed individual (MEI) member of the public. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 40, Protection of the Environment, Part 61, National Emission Standards or Hazardous Air Pollutants. Subpart H, ''National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other than Radon from Department of Energy Facilities,'' and with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 246-247, Radiation Protection-Air Emissions. The federal regulations in Subpart H of 40 CFU 61 require the measurement and reporting of radionuclides emitted from US. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and the resulting public dose from those emissions. A standard of 10 mredyr effective dose equivalent (EDE) is imposed on them. The EDE to the MEI due to routine emissions in 2000 from Hanford Site point sources was 0.046 mrem (4.6 E-04 mSv), which is less than 0.5 percent of the federal standard. WAC 246-247 requires the reporting of radionuclide emissions from all Hanford Site sources, during routine as well as nonroutine operations. The state has adopted the 40 CFR 61 standard of 10more » mredyr EDE into their regulations. The state further requires that the EDE to the MEI be calculated not only from point source emissions but also from diffuse and fugitive sources of emissions. The EDE from diffuse and fugitive emissions at the Hanford Site in 2000 was 0.049 mrem (4.9 E-04 mSv) EDE. The total dose from point sources and from diffuse and fugitive sources of radionuclide emissions during all operating conditions in 2000 was 0.095 mrem (9.5 E-04 mSv) EDE, which is less than 1 percent of the state standard.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
807540
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL-2001-32, Rev.0
TRN: US0301862
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Jul 2001
Research Org:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; RADIOACTIVE AEROSOLS; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; POINT SOURCES; POLLUTANTS; RADON; HANFORD RESERVATION; EMISSION; NUMERICAL DATA