Survey of statistical and sampling needs for environmental monitoring of commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities

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This project was designed to develop guidance for implementing 10 CFR Part 61 and to determine the overall needs for sampling and statistical work in characterizing, surveying, monitoring, and closing commercial low-level waste sites. When cost-effectiveness and statistical reliability are of prime importance, then double sampling, compositing, and stratification (with optimal allocation) are identified as key issues. If the principal concern is avoiding questionable statistical practice, then the applicability of kriging (for assessing spatial pattern), methods for routine monitoring, and use of standard textbook formulae in reporting monitoring results should be reevaluated. Other important issues identified include sampling for estimating ... continued below

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Eberhardt, L.L. & Thomas, J.M. July 1, 1986.

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This project was designed to develop guidance for implementing 10 CFR Part 61 and to determine the overall needs for sampling and statistical work in characterizing, surveying, monitoring, and closing commercial low-level waste sites. When cost-effectiveness and statistical reliability are of prime importance, then double sampling, compositing, and stratification (with optimal allocation) are identified as key issues. If the principal concern is avoiding questionable statistical practice, then the applicability of kriging (for assessing spatial pattern), methods for routine monitoring, and use of standard textbook formulae in reporting monitoring results should be reevaluated. Other important issues identified include sampling for estimating model parameters and the use of data from left-censored (less than detectable limits) distributions.

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  • Other: TI86013542
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR-4162
  • Report No.: PNL-4804
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5439888 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5439888
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1064609

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Eberhardt, L.L. & Thomas, J.M. Survey of statistical and sampling needs for environmental monitoring of commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities, report, July 1, 1986; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1064609/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.