Depleted uranium risk assessment for Jefferson Proving Ground using data from environmental monitoring and site characterization. Final report

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This report documents the third risk assessment completed for the depleted uranium (DU) munitions testing range at Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG), Indiana, for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation command. Jefferson Proving Ground was closed in 1995 under the Base Realignment and Closure Act and the testing mission was moved to Yuma Proving Ground. As part of the closure of JPG, assessments of potential adverse health effects to humans and the ecosystem were conducted. This report integrates recent information obtained from site characterization surveys at JPG with environmental monitoring data collected from 1983 through 1994 during DU testing. Three exposure ... continued below

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Ebinger, M. H. & Hansen, W. R. October 1996.

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This report documents the third risk assessment completed for the depleted uranium (DU) munitions testing range at Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG), Indiana, for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation command. Jefferson Proving Ground was closed in 1995 under the Base Realignment and Closure Act and the testing mission was moved to Yuma Proving Ground. As part of the closure of JPG, assessments of potential adverse health effects to humans and the ecosystem were conducted. This report integrates recent information obtained from site characterization surveys at JPG with environmental monitoring data collected from 1983 through 1994 during DU testing. Three exposure scenarios were evaluated for potential adverse effects to human health: an occasional use scenario and two farming scenarios. Human exposure was minimal from occasional use, but significant risk were predicted from the farming scenarios when contaminated groundwater was used by site occupants. The human health risk assessments do not consider the significant risk posed by accidents with unexploded ordnance. Exposures of white-tailed deer to DU were also estimated in this study, and exposure rates result in no significant increase in either toxicological or radiological risks. The results of this study indicate that remediation of the DU impact area would not substantially reduce already low risks to humans and the ecosystem, and that managed access to JPG is a reasonable model for future land use options.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97002657

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  • Other: DE97002657
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3852
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/434443 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 434443
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686319

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Ebinger, M. H. & Hansen, W. R. Depleted uranium risk assessment for Jefferson Proving Ground using data from environmental monitoring and site characterization. Final report, report, October 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686319/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.