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Main Title Characterization of chemical waste site contamination and its extent using bioassays
Author Bloomster, C. H. ; Dirks, J. A. ; Brown, D. R. ; Griffin, E. A. ; Bruno, G. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Thomas, J. M.
CORP Author Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher Pacific Northwest Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number DE-AC06-76RLO 1830; PNL-5302
Stock Number PB84-163823
OCLC Number 12884312
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Environmental aspects ; Hazardous wastes--Environmental aspects ; Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects ; Biological assay ; Toxicity testing ; Waste disposal in the ground
Additional Subjects Populations ; Estimates ; Radiation hazards ; Radon ; Uranium mills ; Mill tailings ; Health risks ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 ; Environment protection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  TD811.5.C52 1984 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/19/1994
NTIS  PB84-163823 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii {i.e. xii}, 37 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was directed by Congress to promulgate health and environmental standards for uranium mill tailings under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978. This Act established two programs to protect public health, safety and the environment from uranium mill tailings. One program was aimed at sites designated inactive--sites at which all milling had stopped and which are no longer under license. The second program was directed at active sites--sites that are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or the state in which the site is located. EPA issued such standards during 1983. Estimates of the health risks from radon emitted from tailings sites were a most important consideration in developing these standards. Because radon emitted from tailings piles disperses rapidly in the atmosphere, risk estimates are greatly dependent on the total number of people living nearby and on their proximity to the tailings areas. Thus, it is necessary to have accurate population data at tailings sites to make reasonably accurate estimates of the health risk. Therefore, EPA concluded that population estimates were needed to assure reasonably accurate health risk estimates. This led to the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) surveys described in this report.
Cover title. "December 1984." Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under a related services agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, contract DE-AC06-76RL0 1830. DE85 005428. Bibliography: leaves {35}-37.