Inadvertent Intruder Calculatios for F Tank Farm

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Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been providing radiological performance assessment analysis for Savannah River Site (SRS) solid waste disposal facilities (McDowell-Boyer 2000). The performance assessment considers numerous potential exposure pathways that could occur in the future. One set of exposure scenarios, known as inadvertent intruder analysis, considers the impact on hypothetical individuals who are assumed to inadvertently intrude onto the waste disposal site. An Automated Intruder Analysis application was developed by SRNL (Koffman 2004) that simplifies the inadvertent intruder analysis into a routine, automated calculation. Based on SRNL's experience, personnel from Planning Integration & Technology of Closure Business Unit ... continued below

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Koffman, L September 12, 2005.

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Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been providing radiological performance assessment analysis for Savannah River Site (SRS) solid waste disposal facilities (McDowell-Boyer 2000). The performance assessment considers numerous potential exposure pathways that could occur in the future. One set of exposure scenarios, known as inadvertent intruder analysis, considers the impact on hypothetical individuals who are assumed to inadvertently intrude onto the waste disposal site. An Automated Intruder Analysis application was developed by SRNL (Koffman 2004) that simplifies the inadvertent intruder analysis into a routine, automated calculation. Based on SRNL's experience, personnel from Planning Integration & Technology of Closure Business Unit asked SRNL to assist with inadvertent intruder calculations for F Tank Farm to support the development of the Tank Closure Waste Determination Document. Meetings were held to discuss the scenarios to be calculated and the assumptions to be used in the calculations. As a result of the meetings, SRNL was asked to perform four scenario calculations. Two of the scenarios are the same as those calculated by the Automated Intruder Analysis application and these can be calculated directly by providing appropriate inputs. The other two scenarios involve use of groundwater by the intruder and the Automated Intruder Analysis application was adapted to perform these calculations. The four calculations to be performed are: (1) A post-drilling scenario in which the drilling penetrates a transfer line. (2) A calculation of internal exposure due to drinking water from a well located near a waste tank. (3) A post-drilling calculation in which waste is introduced by irrigation of the garden with water from a well located near a waste tank. (4) A resident scenario where a house is built above transfer lines. Note that calculations 1 and 4 use sources from the waste inventory in the transfer line (given in Table 1) whereas calculations 2 and 3 use sources from groundwater beneath the waste tank (given in Appendix B). It is important to recognize that there are two different sources in the calculations. In these calculations, assumptions are made for parameter values. Three key parameters are the size of the garden, the amount of vegetables eaten, and the distance of the well from the waste tank. For these three parameters, different values are considered in the calculations to determine the impact of the change in these parameters. Another key parameter is the length of time of institutional control, which determines when an inadvertent intruder could first be exposed. The standard length of time for institutional control is 100 years from the time of closure. In this analysis, waste inventory values are used from year 2005 but tanks will not be closed until year 2020. Thus, the effective length of time of institutional control used in the calculations is 115 years from year 2005, which is taken to be time zero for radiological decay calculations. All calculations are carried out for a period of 10,000 years.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-TR-2005-00390
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/890190 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 890190
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc882080

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Koffman, L. Inadvertent Intruder Calculatios for F Tank Farm, report, September 12, 2005; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882080/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.