Final report: survey and removal of radioactive surface contamination at environmental restoration sites, Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico. Volume 1

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This report describes the survey and removal of radioactive surface contamination at Sandia`s Environmental Restoration (ER) sites. Radiological characterization was performed as a prerequisite to beginning the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action process. The removal of radioactive surface contamination was performed in order to reduce potential impacts to human health and the environment. The predominant radiological contaminant of concern was depleted uranium (DU). Between October 1993 and November 1996 scanning surface radiation surveys, using gamma scintillometers, were conducted at 65 sites covering approximately 908 acres. A total of 9,518 radiation anomalies were detected at 38 sites. Cleanup ... continued below

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Lambert, K.A.; Mitchell, M.M.; Jean, D.; Brown, C. & Byrd, C.S. September 1, 1997.

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  • Lambert, K.A.
  • Mitchell, M.M. Brown and Root Environmental, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Jean, D. MDM/Lamb, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Brown, C. Environmental Dimensions, Inc., Albuquerque, NM 87109 (United States)
  • Byrd, C.S. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This report describes the survey and removal of radioactive surface contamination at Sandia`s Environmental Restoration (ER) sites. Radiological characterization was performed as a prerequisite to beginning the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action process. The removal of radioactive surface contamination was performed in order to reduce potential impacts to human health and the environment. The predominant radiological contaminant of concern was depleted uranium (DU). Between October 1993 and November 1996 scanning surface radiation surveys, using gamma scintillometers, were conducted at 65 sites covering approximately 908 acres. A total of 9,518 radiation anomalies were detected at 38 sites. Cleanup activities were conducted between October 1994 and November 1996. A total of 9,122 anomalies were removed and 2,072 waste drums were generated. The majority of anomalies not removed were associated with a site that has subsurface contamination beyond the scope of this project. Verification soil samples (1,008 total samples) were collected from anomalies during cleanup activities and confirm that the soil concentration achieved in the field were far below the target cleanup level of 230 pCi/g of U-238 (the primary constituent of DU) in the soil. Cleanup was completed at 21 sites and no further radiological action is required. Seventeen sites were not completed since cleanup activities wee precluded by ongoing site activity or were beyond the original project scope.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98000780

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  • Other: DE98000780
  • Report No.: SAND--97-2320/1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/539514 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 539514
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693305

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Lambert, K.A.; Mitchell, M.M.; Jean, D.; Brown, C. & Byrd, C.S. Final report: survey and removal of radioactive surface contamination at environmental restoration sites, Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico. Volume 1, report, September 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693305/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.