Characterization and inventory of contaminants in WAG 2 floodplain soils of White Oak Creek

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A remedial investigation was conducted to determine the extent and type of contamination in the floodplain soils of Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2, in conjunction with environmental restoration activities at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). WAG 2 is located downstream from the main Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) plant area. As a result of past, present, and potential future releases of hazardous substances to the environment, the ORR was placed on the National Priorities List in December 1989. Sites on this list must be investigated to determine if remedial actions are possible. This report documents ... continued below

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Ford, C.J.; Nyquist, J.E.; Purucker, S.T.; Burgoa, B.B. & Winterfield, R.F. January 1, 1997.

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A remedial investigation was conducted to determine the extent and type of contamination in the floodplain soils of Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2, in conjunction with environmental restoration activities at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). WAG 2 is located downstream from the main Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) plant area. As a result of past, present, and potential future releases of hazardous substances to the environment, the ORR was placed on the National Priorities List in December 1989. Sites on this list must be investigated to determine if remedial actions are possible. This report documents the findings of the remedial investigation of the WAG 2 floodplain soils by (1) presenting the characterization and inventory of contaminants, (2) comparing the walkover survey data to quantitative gamma-emitting radionuclide data, and (3) presenting an assessment of human health risk from exposure to these soils. Contaminant characterization results indicated that the primary contaminants in the WAG 2 floodplain are the gamma-emitting radionuclides {sup 137}Cs and {sup 60}Co, although cobalt activity levels are 1/25th or less than those of cesium. Inorganic contaminants discussed in this report were limited to those contributing significantly to human exposure: antimony, barium, chromium(IV), manganese, mercury, and nickel.

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  • Other: DE98054437
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13208
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/671957 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 671957
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc705830

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Ford, C.J.; Nyquist, J.E.; Purucker, S.T.; Burgoa, B.B. & Winterfield, R.F. Characterization and inventory of contaminants in WAG 2 floodplain soils of White Oak Creek, report, January 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705830/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.