Risk analyses for disposing of nonhazardous oil field wastes in salt caverns

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has completed an evaluation of the possibility that adverse human health effects (carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic) could result from exposure to contaminants released from nonhazardous oil field wastes (NOW) disposed of in domal salt caverns. In this assessment, several steps were used to evaluate potential human health risks: identifying potential contaminants of concern; determining how humans could be exposed to these contaminants; assessing the contaminants` toxicities; estimating contaminant intakes; and, finally, calculating human cancer and noncancer risks. Potential human health risks associated with hazardous substances (arsenic, benzene, cadmium, and chromium) in NOW were assessed under four postclosure ... continued below

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Tomasko, D.; Elcock, D. & Veil, J. September 1, 1997.

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has completed an evaluation of the possibility that adverse human health effects (carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic) could result from exposure to contaminants released from nonhazardous oil field wastes (NOW) disposed of in domal salt caverns. In this assessment, several steps were used to evaluate potential human health risks: identifying potential contaminants of concern; determining how humans could be exposed to these contaminants; assessing the contaminants` toxicities; estimating contaminant intakes; and, finally, calculating human cancer and noncancer risks. Potential human health risks associated with hazardous substances (arsenic, benzene, cadmium, and chromium) in NOW were assessed under four postclosure cavern release scenarios: inadvertent cavern intrusion, failure of the cavern seal, failure of the cavern through cracks or leaky interbeds, and a partial collapse of the cavern roof. To estimate potential human health risks for these scenarios, contaminant concentrations at the receptor were calculated using a one-dimensional solution to an advection/dispersion equation that included first order degradation. Even under worst-case conditions, the risks have been found to be within the US EPA target range for acceptable exposure levels. From a human health risk perspective, salt caverns can provide an acceptable disposal method for NOW.

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  • 4. international petroleum environmental conference, San Antonio, TX (United States), 9-12 Sep 1997

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  • Other: DE97054326
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--94442
  • Report No.: CONF-970990--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/578583 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658134
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702587

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Tomasko, D.; Elcock, D. & Veil, J. Risk analyses for disposing of nonhazardous oil field wastes in salt caverns, article, September 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702587/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.