Results of the radiological survey at 112 Columbia Lane, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ068)

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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 ... continued below

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Foley, R.D.; Floyd, L.M. & Carrier, R.F. November 1, 1989.

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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, 112 Columbia Lane, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ068), was conducted during 1987. 4 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs.

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  • Other: DE90006740
  • Report No.: ORNL/RASA-88/87
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/5075970 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5075970
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1061601

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Foley, R.D.; Floyd, L.M. & Carrier, R.F. Results of the radiological survey at 112 Columbia Lane, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ068), report, November 1, 1989; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1061601/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.