Results of the Radiological Survey at 83 Belle Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ047) Metadata

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  • Main Title Results of the Radiological Survey at 83 Belle Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ047)


  • Author: Foley, R. D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Floyd, L. M.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE/NE


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee


  • Creation: 1989-11-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) of Maywood, New Jersey, generated process wastes and residues associated with the production and refining of thorium and thorium compounds from monazite ores from 1916 to 1956. MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from this thorium extraction process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards. Some of these contaminated wastes were also eroded from the site into Lodi Brook. At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a group from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducts investigative radiological surveys of properties in the vicinity of MCW to determine whether a property is contaminated with radioactive residues, principally {sup 232}Th, derived from the MCW site. The survey typically includes direct measurement of gamma radiation levels and soil sampling for radionuclide analyses. The survey of this site, 83 Belle Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ047), was conducted during 1988. 5 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (9 p)


  • Keyword: Uranium Isotopes
  • Keyword: Buildings
  • Keyword: Residential Buildings
  • Keyword: New Jersey
  • Keyword: Remedial Action
  • Keyword: Beta Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Radiation Monitoring
  • Keyword: Gamma Radiation
  • Keyword: Abandoned Sites
  • Keyword: Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Keyword: Ecological Concentration
  • Keyword: Radiations
  • Keyword: Beta-Minus Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Thorium Isotopes
  • Keyword: Isotopes
  • Keyword: Even-Even Nuclei
  • Keyword: Background Radiation
  • Keyword: Site Surveys
  • Keyword: Heavy Ion Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Nuclei
  • Keyword: Alpha Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Neon 24 Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Alkaline Earth Isotopes
  • Keyword: Ionizing Radiations
  • Keyword: Years Living Radioisotopes 540230* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)
  • Keyword: Sampling
  • Keyword: Soils
  • Keyword: Actinide Isotopes
  • Keyword: Health Hazards
  • Keyword: Federal Region Ii
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Usa
  • Keyword: Radiation Protection
  • Keyword: Radium 226
  • Keyword: Radium 228
  • Keyword: Radioecological Concentration
  • Keyword: Thorium 230
  • Keyword: Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: North America
  • Keyword: Uranium 238
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Heavy Nuclei
  • Keyword: Carbon 14 Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Radium Isotopes
  • Keyword: Actinide Nuclei
  • Keyword: Hazards
  • Keyword: Thorium 232


  • Place Name: United States - New Jersey - Bergen County - Maywood
  • Place Point: north=40.906055; east=-74.063174;


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE90006744
  • Report No.: ORNL/RASA-88/86
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/5075790
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5075790
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060222


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; OSTI; INIS; GPO Dep.