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Title: Radionuclide Air Emissions Report for the Hanford Site CY 2001

This report documents radionuclide air emissions from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site in 2001 and the resulting effective dose equivalent to 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 for Hazardous Air Pollutants, Subpart H, National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other than Radon from Department of Energy Facility, and with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 246-247 Radiation Protection-Air Emissions. The federal regulations in Subpart H of 40 CFR 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 mrem/yr effective dose equivalent (EDE) is imposed on them. The EDE to the MEI due to routine emissions in 2001 from Hanford site point sources was 0.12 mrem (1.2 E-03 mSv) or 1.2% of the federal standard. The portions of the Hanford site MEI dose attributable to individual point sources as listed in Section 2.0 are appropriate for use in demonstrating the compliance of abated stack emissions with applicable terms of themore » Hanford Site Air Operating Permit and Notices of Construction. The state has adopted the 40 CFR 61 standard of 10 mrem/yr EDE into their regulations yet 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. WAC 246-247 also requires the reporting of radionuclide emissions from all Hanford site sources during routine as well as nonroutine operations. All doses in 2001 came from routine operations. The EDE from diffuse and fugitive emissions at the Hanford Site in 2001 was 0.37 mrem (37 E-03 mSv) EDE. The total dose from point sources and from diffuse and fugitive sources of radionuclide emissions during 2001 was 0.49 mrem (4.9 E-03 mSv) EDE or 4.9% of the state standard.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
808101
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL-2002-20, Rev.0
TRN: US0302354
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2002
Research Org:
DOE-RL (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; AIR POLLUTION; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; POINT SOURCES; POLLUTANTS; RADON; REGULATIONS; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE AEROSOLS; EMISSION; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY