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  • Main Title Environmental settings for selected US Department of Energy installations - support information for the programmatic environmental impact statement and the baseline environmental management report


  • Author: Holdren, G.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Glantz, C.S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Berg, L.K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Delinger, K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fosmire, C.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Goodwin, S.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Rustad, J.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Schalla, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Schramke, J.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report contains the environmental setting information developed for 25 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) installations in support of the DOE`s Programmatic Environmental Impact Study (PEIS) and the Baseline Environmental Management Report (BEMR). The common objective of the PEIS and the BEMR is to provide the public with information about the environmental contamination problems associated with major DOE facilities across the country, and to assess the relative risks that radiological and hazardous contaminants pose to the public, onsite workers, and the environment. Environmental setting information consists of the site-specific data required to model (using the Multimedia Environmental Pollutant Assessment System) the atmospheric, groundwater, and surface water transport of contaminants within and near the boundaries of the installations. The environmental settings data describes the climate, atmospheric dispersion, hydrogeology, and surface water characteristics of the installations. The number of discrete environmental settings established for each installation was governed by two competing requirements: (1) the risks posed by contaminants released from numerous waste sites were to be modeled as accurately as possible, and (2) the modeling required for numerous release sites and a large number of contaminants had to be completed within the limits imposed by the PEIS and BEMR schedule. The final product is the result of attempts to balance these competing concerns in a way that minimizes the number of settings per installation in order to meet the project schedule while at the same, time providing adequate, if sometimes highly simplified, representations of the different areas within an installation. Environmental settings were developed in conjunction with installation experts in the fields of meteorology, geology, hydrology, and geochemistry.
  • Physical Description: 458 p.


  • Keyword: Orgdp
  • Keyword: Mound Laboratory
  • Keyword: Nevada Test Site
  • Keyword: Pinellas Plant
  • Keyword: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
  • Keyword: Ornl
  • Keyword: Pantex Plant
  • Keyword: Sandia National Laboratories
  • Keyword: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • Keyword: Hydrology
  • Keyword: Lanl
  • Keyword: Meteorology
  • Keyword: Geology
  • Keyword: Y-12 Plant
  • Keyword: Kansas City Plant
  • Keyword: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  • Keyword: Portsmouth Centrifuge Enrichment Plant
  • Keyword: Anl
  • Keyword: Savannah River Plant
  • Keyword: Climates
  • Keyword: Hanford Reservation
  • Keyword: Us Doe
  • Keyword: Paducah Plant
  • Keyword: Feed Materials Production Center
  • Keyword: Bnl
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Wind


  • Other Information: PBD: May 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE95012478
  • Report No.: PNL--10550
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 67732
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710601


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE95012478