USDOE study: Human health and ecological risk assessment for produced water discharges

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Produced water generated during the production of oil and gas can contain high concentrations of radionuclides, organics and heavy metals. There are concerns about potential human health and ecological impacts from the discharge of these contaminants to the Gulf of Mexico. Data collected in the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) field study are being used in a series of human health and ecological risk assessments. These assessments will support scientifically-based regulation and risk management. This presentation: summarizes risk assessments performed for produced water discharges; describes how uncertainties in these assessments are guiding data collection efforts in the USDOE field ... continued below

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Meinhold, A.F.; Holtzman, S.; DePhillips, M. & Hamilton, L.D. December 31, 1994.

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Produced water generated during the production of oil and gas can contain high concentrations of radionuclides, organics and heavy metals. There are concerns about potential human health and ecological impacts from the discharge of these contaminants to the Gulf of Mexico. Data collected in the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) field study are being used in a series of human health and ecological risk assessments. These assessments will support scientifically-based regulation and risk management. This presentation: summarizes risk assessments performed for produced water discharges; describes how uncertainties in these assessments are guiding data collection efforts in the USDOE field study; and outlines ongoing risk assessment studies. In these studies, risk assessment is treated as an iterative process. An initial screening-level assessment is performed to identify important contaminants, transport and exposure pathways, and parameters. These intermediate results are used to guide data collection efforts and refinements to the analysis. At this stage in the analysis, risk is described in terms of probabilities; the uncertainties in each measured or modeled parameter are considered explicitly.

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OSTI as DE95012317

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  • Minerals Management Service Information transfer meeting, New Orleans, LA (United States), 15-17 Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95012317
  • Report No.: BNL--61736
  • Report No.: CONF-9411228--1
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/70828 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 70828
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707342

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Meinhold, A.F.; Holtzman, S.; DePhillips, M. & Hamilton, L.D. USDOE study: Human health and ecological risk assessment for produced water discharges, report, December 31, 1994; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707342/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.