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Main Title Radioactive Isotopic Characterization of the Environment Near Wiscasset, Maine Using Pre- and Post-Operational Surveys in the Vicinity of the Maine Yankee Nuclear Reactor.
Author Hess, C. T. ; Smith, C. W. ; Churchill, C. H. ; Burke., G. F. ;
CORP Author Maine Univ. at Arono.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C. Environmental Analysis Div.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-2654; ORP/EAD-76/3;
Stock Number PB-256 262
Additional Subjects Nuclear power plants ; Radioactivity ; Natural radioactivity ; Induced radioactivity ; Radiation hazards ; Environmental surveys ; Maine Yankee nuclear power plant
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-256 262 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 65p
A comparison of identical surveys of the pre- and post-operational environmental radioactivity is made for the vicinity of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Reactor, Wiscasset, Maine. Radionuclides are measured in laboratory samples of soil, sediment, well water, surface water, estuarine water, air particulate, air moisture, and precipitation. Field measurements of gamma-ray emitting radionuclides and high pressure ion chamber measurements are also presented. The changes in radionuclide concentration and dose are evaluated using the Maine Yankee Environmental Impact Statement. The most significant changes occur for radionuclides in soils and sediments. Details of the distribution of sediment radionuclides near the outflow of the reactor in Bailey Cove are presented with dose estimtes of 10.6 mrem/year at the sites of greatest specific activity.