RADIOACTIVITY IN SILT OF THE CLINCH AND TENNESSEE RIVERS

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Surveys of radioactivity in the Clinch and Tennessee rivers during 1954 through 1958 are summarized. It is concluded that no immediate hazard exists due to the reconcentration of radioactive materials in downstream bottom sediments, However, if the amount of radioactivity in the bottom sediment continues to increase for the next few years, it will be necessary to re-evaluate our present waste disposal policy in order to further restrict the release of ralioactive wastes to the Clinch River. The most probable effect of the radioactive sediment on industry would be an increased background counting rate if sand from the river bottom ... continued below

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Cottrell, W.D. December 1, 1959.

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Surveys of radioactivity in the Clinch and Tennessee rivers during 1954 through 1958 are summarized. It is concluded that no immediate hazard exists due to the reconcentration of radioactive materials in downstream bottom sediments, However, if the amount of radioactivity in the bottom sediment continues to increase for the next few years, it will be necessary to re-evaluate our present waste disposal policy in order to further restrict the release of ralioactive wastes to the Clinch River. The most probable effect of the radioactive sediment on industry would be an increased background counting rate if sand from the river bottom were used in making concrete for the construction of counting rooms of instrument laboratories. The problem ofthe radioactivity in solution in the river water would have to be considered before using the downstream water as process water in the manufacture of film emulsions or other photographic materials, (auth)

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  • Report No.: ORNL-2847
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/4224264 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4224264
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1026205

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Cottrell, W.D. RADIOACTIVITY IN SILT OF THE CLINCH AND TENNESSEE RIVERS, report, December 1, 1959; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1026205/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.