Results of the independent radiological verification survey at the former Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts (CIO001V)

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The Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts was one of many companies performing work during the 1940s associated with the development of nuclear energy for defense-related projects for the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). In 1991, a radiological survey was conducted at the site. The survey report indicated {sup 238}U contamination in excess of the DOE criteria for surface contamination, and some {sup 235}U residues in the west end of the building. Decontamination of the facility to supplemental guidelines, derived by a hazard assessment based on appropriate scenarios for this building, was conducted ... continued below

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Rodriguez, R.E. & Johnson, C.A. May 1, 1997.

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The Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts was one of many companies performing work during the 1940s associated with the development of nuclear energy for defense-related projects for the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). In 1991, a radiological survey was conducted at the site. The survey report indicated {sup 238}U contamination in excess of the DOE criteria for surface contamination, and some {sup 235}U residues in the west end of the building. Decontamination of the facility to supplemental guidelines, derived by a hazard assessment based on appropriate scenarios for this building, was conducted by subcontractor personnel in 1995 under the direction of Bechtel National Incorporated (BNI), the project management contractor for FUSRAP. The independent radiological verification survey detailed in this report was performed in July and August 1995 under the FUSRAP program by members of ORNL at the request of DOE. The radiological verification survey of the west end of the building included gamma, alpha, and beta-gamma scans for fixed contamination, smear sampling for transferable contamination, and radionuclide analysis of soil samples taken from outside the building and from excavations in the concrete floor inside the building.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98054731

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  • Other: DE98054731
  • Report No.: ORNL/RASA--95/17
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/290957 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 290957
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687905

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Rodriguez, R.E. & Johnson, C.A. Results of the independent radiological verification survey at the former Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts (CIO001V), report, May 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687905/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.