Trade-offs between worker risk and public risk during remediation at DOE sites

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Within the next 30 years, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration Program will be responsible for remediating thousands of waste sites across the DOE complex. A major concern during remediation will be the protection of thousands of workers engaged in the remediation. In addition to well know safety hazards associated with conventional construction operations, remedial workers at DOE will encounter radiation and chemical exposures from radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste. Although historically represented as minimal due to a paucity of data related to worker exposures during remediation, potential worker health risk is an important factor that must be ... continued below

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Beam, B.N.; Morris, J.; Blaylock, B. & Travis, C. June 1, 1995.

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Within the next 30 years, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration Program will be responsible for remediating thousands of waste sites across the DOE complex. A major concern during remediation will be the protection of thousands of workers engaged in the remediation. In addition to well know safety hazards associated with conventional construction operations, remedial workers at DOE will encounter radiation and chemical exposures from radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste. Although historically represented as minimal due to a paucity of data related to worker exposures during remediation, potential worker health risk is an important factor that must be taken into account in the selection of remedial strategies, and the potential risk reduction offered by a remedial strategy must be weighed against the potential worker risk incurred during its implementation. Analysis has shown a trend that the worker risk incurred outweighs,the benefits of risk reduction to the public.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95012881

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  • Waste management `95, Tucson, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 2 Mar 1995

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  • Report No.: CONF-950216--139
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 71656
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703808

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Beam, B.N.; Morris, J.; Blaylock, B. & Travis, C. Trade-offs between worker risk and public risk during remediation at DOE sites, article, June 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703808/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.