Radionuclides in liquid effluents from Argonne National Laboratory: an example of monitoring for a multidisciplinary nuclear laboratory. [Pu, Np]

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The environmental monitoring program conducted by Argonne National Laboratory for radionuclides in effluent and surface water is described and the results for the past six years are summarized. Small amounts of several radionuclides have been present in Argonne waste water, and are consequently detectable in the stream that receives this water. The most abundant of these is hydrogen-3, whose average concentration in the stream during this period was about 3000 pCi/l, equivalent to 0.1% of the drinking water standard. The distribution of plutonium and neptunium between stream water and particulate matter was studied. Plutonium tends to be relatively insoluble and ... continued below

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Sedlet, J. & Golchert, N.W. January 1, 1978.

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The environmental monitoring program conducted by Argonne National Laboratory for radionuclides in effluent and surface water is described and the results for the past six years are summarized. Small amounts of several radionuclides have been present in Argonne waste water, and are consequently detectable in the stream that receives this water. The most abundant of these is hydrogen-3, whose average concentration in the stream during this period was about 3000 pCi/l, equivalent to 0.1% of the drinking water standard. The distribution of plutonium and neptunium between stream water and particulate matter was studied. Plutonium tends to be relatively insoluble and become associated with the sediment, while most of the neptunium is in solution. This difference in behavior should be taken into account in designing environmental sampling and analytical programs and in dosimetric evaluation of effluent releases.

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  • Conference on effluent and environmental radiation surveillance, Johnson, VT, USA, Jul 1978

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  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
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Sedlet, J. & Golchert, N.W. Radionuclides in liquid effluents from Argonne National Laboratory: an example of monitoring for a multidisciplinary nuclear laboratory. [Pu, Np], article, January 1, 1978; Illinois. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1181851/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.