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  • Main Title Surveillance of Site A and Plot M report for 1991


  • Author: Golchert, N.W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois


  • Creation: 1992-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The results of the environmental surveillance program conducted at Site A/Plot M in the Palos Forest Preserve area for CY 1991 are presented. The surveillance program is the ongoing remedial action that resulted from the 1976--1978 radiological characterization of the site. That study determined that very low levels of hydrogen-3 (as tritiated water) had migrated from the burial ground and were present in two nearby hand-pumped picnic wells. The current program consists of sample collection and analysis of air, surface and subsurface water, and bottom sediment. The results of the analyses are used to (1) determine the migration pathway of water from the burial ground (Plot M) to the hand-pumped picnic wells, (2) establish if buried radionuclides other than hydrogen-3 have migrated, and (3) generally characterize the radiological environment of the area. Hydrogen-3 in the Red Gate Woods picnic wells was still detected this year, but the average and maximum concentrations were significantly less than found earlier. Tritiated water continues to be detected in a number of wells, boreholes, dolomite holes, and surface stream. For many years it was the only radionclide found to have migrated in measurable quantities. Analyses since 1984 have indicated the presence of low levels of strontium-90 in water from a number of borehole next to Plot M. The available data does not allow a firm conclusion as to whether the presence of this nuclide represents recent migration or movement that may have occurred before Plot M was capped. The results of the surveillance program continue to indicate that the radioactivity remaining at Site A/Plot M does not endanger the health or safety of the public visiting the site or those living in the vicinity.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (47 p)


  • Keyword: Us Aec
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Management
  • Keyword: Remedial Action
  • Keyword: Beta Decay Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Wells
  • Keyword: Water Wells
  • Keyword: Water
  • Keyword: Ecological Concentration
  • STI Subject Categories: 540130 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)
  • Keyword: Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Beta-Minus Decay Radioisotopes
  • STI Subject Categories: 540230 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)
  • Keyword: Minerals
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • Keyword: Public Lands
  • Keyword: Isotopes
  • Keyword: Sediments
  • Keyword: Air
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Radionuclide Migration
  • Keyword: Light Nuclei
  • STI Subject Categories: 61 Radiation Protection And Dosimetry
  • STI Subject Categories: 540330 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)
  • STI Subject Categories: 054000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Odd-Even Nuclei
  • Keyword: Carbonate Minerals
  • Keyword: Radiation Doses
  • Keyword: Mass Transfer
  • Keyword: Surface Waters
  • STI Subject Categories: 560101 -- Biomedical Sciences, Applied Studies-- Radiation Effects-- Dosimetry & Monitoring-- (1992-)
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Isotopes
  • Keyword: National Organizations
  • Keyword: Tritium
  • Keyword: Sampling
  • Keyword: Anl
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Data Analysis
  • Keyword: Doses
  • Keyword: Nuclei
  • Keyword: Quality Assurance
  • Keyword: Us Organizations
  • Keyword: Environmental Transport
  • Keyword: Oxygen Compounds
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Management
  • Keyword: Radiation Protection
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Waste Management
  • Keyword: Us Doe
  • Keyword: Fluids
  • Keyword: Gases
  • Keyword: Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Compounds
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • Keyword: Dolomite
  • Keyword: Us Erda
  • Keyword: Years Living Radioisotopes 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE92015979
  • Report No.: ANL-92/13
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/5046547
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5046547
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1061502


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