The inspection of a radiologically contaminated pipeline using a teleoperated pipe crawler

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In the 1950s, the Savannah River Site built an open, unlined retention basin to temporarily store potentially radionuclide contaminated cooling water from a chemical separations process and storm water drainage from a nearby waste management facility that stored large quantities of nuclear fission byproducts in carbon steel tanks. The retention basin was retired from service in 1972 when a new, lined basin was completed. In 1978, the old retention basin was excavated, backfilled with uncontaminated dirt, and covered with grass. At the same time, much of the underground process pipeline leading to the basin was abandoned. Since the closure of ... continued below

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Fogle, R. F.; Kuelske, K. & Kellner, R. A. August 1995.

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In the 1950s, the Savannah River Site built an open, unlined retention basin to temporarily store potentially radionuclide contaminated cooling water from a chemical separations process and storm water drainage from a nearby waste management facility that stored large quantities of nuclear fission byproducts in carbon steel tanks. The retention basin was retired from service in 1972 when a new, lined basin was completed. In 1978, the old retention basin was excavated, backfilled with uncontaminated dirt, and covered with grass. At the same time, much of the underground process pipeline leading to the basin was abandoned. Since the closure of the retention basin, new environmental regulations require that the basin undergo further assessment to determine whether additional remediation is required. A visual and radiological inspection of the pipeline was necessary to aid in the remediation decision making process for the retention basin system. A teleoperated pipe crawler inspection system was developed to survey the abandoned sections of underground pipelines leading to the retired retention basin. This paper will describe the background to this project, the scope of the investigation, the equipment requirements, and the results of the pipeline inspection.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95014734

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  • Other Information: PBD: [1995]

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  • Other: DE95014734
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--94-0642
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/104411 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 104411
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624629

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Fogle, R. F.; Kuelske, K. & Kellner, R. A. The inspection of a radiologically contaminated pipeline using a teleoperated pipe crawler, report, August 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624629/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.