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Organic components of nuclear wastes and their potential for altering radionuclide distribution when released to soil

Description: Normal waste processing at the Hanford operations requires the use of many organic materials, chiefly in the form of complexing agents and diluents. These organic materials and their chemical and radiolytic degradation products, have potential for complexing fission products and transuranium elements, both in the waste streams and upon infiltration into soil, perhaps influencing future sorption or migration of the nuclides. Particular complexation characteristics of various nuclides which const… more
Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: McFadden, K.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Environmental monitoring at major U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration contractor sites: calendar year 1976. Volume 2

Description: The purpose of this compilation is to present, in a central reference document, all of the individual annual reports summarizing the results of the environmental monitoring programs conducted at each of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) sites having a potential for environmental impact or which release a significant quantity of radioactivity or nonradioactive pollutants. Data on the levels of radioactivity and nonradioactive pollutants in effluents and the environs at ea… more
Date: August 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Input and decayed values of radioactive liquid wastes discharged to the ground in the 200 Areas through 1975

Description: Low and intermediate level liquid wastes from chemical separations processing of spent reactor fuel elements have been discharged to the ground in the 200-Areas since 1944. Large volumes of process cooling water, normally free of radioactive contaminants, are discharged to surface ditches or natural surface depressions (ponds). Lesser volumes of liquid waste such as steam condensates, process condensates, scavenged process waste supernatants, and plutonium processing wastes have been, or are be… more
Date: July 8, 1976
Creator: Anderson, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Interactive planning system for developing decommissioning and decontamination plans at Hanford

Description: The 570-square mile Hanford Project contains facilities with varying degrees of radioactive contamination as a result of plutonium production operations. With the evolution of production requirements and technology, many of these have been retired and will be decommissioned and decontaminated (D and D). Planning for D and D at Hanford requires identification and characterization of contaminated facilities, prioritization of facilities for decommissioning, selection of D and D modes, estimating … more
Date: September 1, 1977
Creator: Litchfield, J. W. & King, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Rockwell Hanford Operations' 1978 radiological improvement program

Description: This document describes the radiological improvement program (RIP) to be undertaken by Rockwell Hanford Operations during calendar year 1978. Actions taken in each facility to reduce exposure and to implement the Company's policy to conduct operations in a manner that assures radiation exposures to employees are maintained at the lowest levels reasonably achievable.
Date: December 30, 1977
Creator: Cunningham, D. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pacific Northwest Laboratory annual report for 1976 to the ERDA Assistant Administrator for Environment and Safety. Part 5. Control technology, overview, safety, and policy analysis

Description: Separate abstracts were prepared on four sections of this report that describes research programs at BNWL related to pollution control technology for the development of energy sources.
Date: June 1, 1977
Creator: Bair, W.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radioactivity in gaseous waste discharged from the separations facilities during fourth quarter of 1979

Description: This document is issued quarterly for the purpose of summarizing the radioactive gaseous wastes that are discharged from the facilities of the Rockwell Hanford Operations (Rockwell). Data on alpha and beta emissions during 1979 are presented where relevant to the gaseous effluent. Emission data are not included on gaseous wastes produced within the 200 areas by other Hanford contractors.
Date: February 22, 1980
Creator: Sliger, G. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radioactive liquid wastes discharged to ground in the 200 Areas during 1976

Description: An overall summary is presented giving the radioactive liquid wastes discharged to ground during 1976 and since startup (for both total and decayed depositions) within the Production and Waste Management Division control zone (200 Area plateau). Overall summaries are also presented for 200 East Area and for 200 West Area. The data contain an estimate of the radioactivity discharged to individual ponds, cribs and specific retention sites within the Production and Waste Management Division during… more
Date: May 9, 1977
Creator: Mirabella, J.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Underground radioactive materials in 100-H and F plants

Description: At 100-H Area there are 13 locations and at 100-F Area 16 locations where radioactive material was deposited underground. Five of these locations, 2 at 100-H and 3 at 100-F, have been permanently terminated as burial sites in compliance with Radiation Control Standards. They contain solid waste with significant quantities of long-life radionuclides. Burial locations within the 105 Building exclusion fences were not marked with permanent posts as the exclusion fences are sufficient marking for s… more
Date: October 29, 1965
Creator: Herman, G. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Master schedule for CY-1978. Hanford Environmental Surveillance Routine Program

Description: This report provides the current schedule of data collection for the routine environmental surveillance program at the Hanford Site. No results are presented in this report. The data collected are available in routine reports issued by the Environmental Evaluations staff.
Date: December 1, 1977
Creator: Blumer, P. J.; Myers, D. A. & Fix, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Microprocessor-controlled tester for evaluation of the Self-Energized Credential System (SECS)

Description: The Self-Energized Credential System (SECS) was developed for use in the Plutonium Protection System (PPS) installed at Hanford, Washington. Evaluation and development of the SECS system was enhanced by the use of a microprocessor-controlled portal tester. This tester used infrared (ir) beam sensors to provide information on the direction of travel of the credential wearer and to detect inoperative credentials. A printed record of the portal number, actual code read, time, and direction of the … more
Date: March 1, 1980
Creator: Corlis, N.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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324 building safety analysis report supplement

Description: Process engineering designs, major equipment and plant facilities to be utilized in commercial nuclear waste preparation and vitrification in the 324 Radiochemical Engineering Building are reviewed with regard to accident potential and consequences. This Safety Analysis Report Supplement compares calculated environmental doses anticipated from the Commercial Nuclear Waste Vitrification Project (CNWVP) routine operations with the average doses from past waste management operations conducted at t… more
Date: June 24, 1977
Creator: Dodd, A. O. & Wittenbrock, N. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Facilities projects performance measurement system. [Fuels and Materials Examination Facility (EMEF); Fusion Material Irradiation Test (FMIT) facility]

Description: The two DOE-owned facilities at Hanford, the Fuels and Materials Examination Facility (FMEF), and the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test Facility (FMIT), are described. The performance measurement systems used at these two facilities are next described. (DLC)
Date: October 9, 1979
Creator: Erben, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Removal of radioisotopes from the Columbia River by natural processes

Description: Some radioisotopes are introduced into the Columbia River by return of the water used to cool the Hanford reactors. Trace amounts of both fission product and activation product radioisotopes are present and measurable by sensitive radiochemical methods to allow determination of the self-purification processes occurring as the water moves downstream. By comparing the radioisotope input at given times with the amounts present in the river after traveling downstream, a measure of the self-purifica… more
Date: April 10, 1962
Creator: Nielsen, J. M. & Perkins, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Physical properties of Hanford metal waste

Description: The Hanford metal wastes were divided into four categories: supernate - the liquid waste; hard sludge - dense agglomerates of poorly defined crystalline carbonates approximating the hardness of soft blackboard chalk; soft sludge - an easily slurried semi-solid consisting chiefly of needle-like phosphates; and recombined sludge - a representative sample of the solid wastes as received from Hanford, shown to be a mixture of hard and soft sludges in the ratio 2/3 by weight. The density of supernat… more
Date: June 29, 1950
Creator: Schilling, C.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Special filter samples of Hanford process effluent gases

Description: This document contains information on special filter samples of Hanford Process Effluent Gases. The filters are identified by code numbers only. Included in this paper are tables explaining the sample code numbers, sampling locations, and process conditions during sampling. Also included, is a copy of the monthly and quarterly average results for Regional Monitoring's routine stack program for the fourth quarter of 1956.
Date: January 22, 1957
Creator: Soldat, J.K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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P Division monthly report, November 1948

Description: This progress report discusses activities at the P Division for the month of November 1948. All piles operated at 275 megawatts (MW) throughout the month except for outages listed under Area Activities in this report and except that F Pile operated at a reduced level during the first half of the month. This operation at reduced level was incident to the leaking process tube reported last month. A total of 81.4 tons of metal was discharged from the piles during the month. The 300 Area canned a t… more
Date: December 20, 1948
Creator: Lee, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production of I sup 131

Description: We have reviewed the problem of recovering I{sup 131} from the Separations Process and conclude that recovery is entirely feasible. This report contains recommendations for I{sup 131} recovery offered for consideration and are based on a technical study.
Date: April 17, 1946
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production test 105-2-P (Supplement A) - Activity of pile discharge water (Activation of manganese and iron)

Description: This report discusses the Production Test 105-2-P (Supplement A) -- Activity of Pile Discharge Water. Previous studies of pile discharge water have shown that one of two processes is responsible for the large but variable amount of Mn{sup 56} activity present in the water. One process is the production of Mn{sup 56} by the reaction Mn{sup 55} on manganese impurity in the water. The amount of such impurity has been shown to be too small to produce the observed amount of Mn{sup 56} unless the mea… more
Date: May 8, 1946
Creator: West, J.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Human data demonstrating extra long retention of plutonium in the lung

Description: Case histories are presented of 10 humans with inhalation depositions of Pu in which the Pu is retained in the lung or pulmonary lymph system for extremely long periods. The retention half-times range from 5000 to at least 20,000 d for most (in some cases all) of the initial deposition. In no case was a clearance half-time in the hundreds of days observed. The form of Pu involved in these cases is believed to be calcined Pu oxide. 9 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Bihl, D.E.; Carbaugh, E.H. & Sula, M.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary examination of the impacts of repository site characterization activities and facility construction and operation activities on Hanford air quality

Description: Air quality impacts that would result from site characterization activities and from the construction and operation of a high-level nuclear wste repository at Hanford are estimated using two simple atmospheric dispersion models, HANCHI and CHISHORT. Model results indicate that pollutant concentrations would not exceed ambient air quality standards at any point outside the Hanford fenceline or at any publicly accessible location within the Hanford Site. The increase in pollutant concentrations i… more
Date: April 1, 1986
Creator: Glantz, C. S. & Ramsdell, J. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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