Routine Dose Estimates for the Removal of Soil From a Basin to the Burial Ground at the Savannah River Site

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Worker dose estimates have been made for various exposure scenarios resulting from the relocation of soil from the H Area Retention Basin (HRB) to the Old Radioactive Waste Burial Ground (ORWBG) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Estimates were performed by hand calculations and using RESRAD (Yu et al. 2001) and MAXDOSE (Simpkins 1999). Doses were estimated for the following pathways: (1) shine and inhalation as a result of standing on contaminated soil at HRB and ORWBG; (2) exposure to off-unit receptors due to soil disturbances from excavation type activities at HRB and ORWBG; (3) exposure to off-unit receptors due ... continued below

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Simpkins, A.A. July 21, 2003.

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Worker dose estimates have been made for various exposure scenarios resulting from the relocation of soil from the H Area Retention Basin (HRB) to the Old Radioactive Waste Burial Ground (ORWBG) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Estimates were performed by hand calculations and using RESRAD (Yu et al. 2001) and MAXDOSE (Simpkins 1999). Doses were estimated for the following pathways: (1) shine and inhalation as a result of standing on contaminated soil at HRB and ORWBG; (2) exposure to off-unit receptors due to soil disturbances from excavation type activities at HRB and ORWBG; (3) exposure to off-unit receptors due to soil disturbances from dumping of soil from bucket and from roll-off pan; and (4) exposure to off-unit receptors from wind driven dust from contaminated area. The highest dose estimates (0.25 mSv hr-1) resulted from the receptor standing on HRB. The Savannah River Site (SRS) processes and stores nuclear materials in support of the national defense and U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts. The site also develops and deploys technologies to improve the environment and treat nuclear and hazardous wastes from the Cold War.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2003-00375
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 816396
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Simpkins, A.A. Routine Dose Estimates for the Removal of Soil From a Basin to the Burial Ground at the Savannah River Site, article, July 21, 2003; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc740541/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.