Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory (RTAL) system

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities around the country have, over the years, become contaminated with radionuclides and a range of organic and inorganic wastes. Many of the DOE sites encompass large land areas and were originally sited in relatively unpopulated regions of the country to minimize risk to surrounding populations. In addition, wastes were sometimes stored underground at the sites in 55-gallon drums, wood boxes or other containers until final disposal methods could be determined. Over the years, these containers have deteriorated, releasing contaminants into the surrounding environment. This contamination has spread, in some cases polluting extensive areas. The ... continued below

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Finger, S.M. April 1, 1995.

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities around the country have, over the years, become contaminated with radionuclides and a range of organic and inorganic wastes. Many of the DOE sites encompass large land areas and were originally sited in relatively unpopulated regions of the country to minimize risk to surrounding populations. In addition, wastes were sometimes stored underground at the sites in 55-gallon drums, wood boxes or other containers until final disposal methods could be determined. Over the years, these containers have deteriorated, releasing contaminants into the surrounding environment. This contamination has spread, in some cases polluting extensive areas. The DOE would benefit greatly if it had reliable, road transportable, fully independent laboratory systems that could perform on-site the full range of analyses required. The goal of the Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory (RTAL) project is the development and demonstration of a system to meet the unique needs of the DOE for rapid, accurate analysis of a wide variety of hazardous and radioactive contaminants in soils, ground water and surface waters. This document describes the requirements for such a laboratory.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008948

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  • Opportunity 95: environmental technology through small business, Morgantown, WV (United States), 16-17 Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95008948
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/29109--95/C0431
  • Report No.: CONF-9411149--26
  • Grant Number: AC21-92MC29109
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 35392
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688687

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Finger, S.M. Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory (RTAL) system, article, April 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688687/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.