Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 29 OF 2069
|Main Title||A regulators' guide to the management of radioactive residuals from drinking water treatment technologies.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,|
|Report Number||EPA 816-R-05-004|
|Subjects||Radioisotopes--Health aspects--United States ; Drinking water--Purification--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive waste disposal ; Water treatment ; Drinking water ; Regulations ; Water pollution ; Radioactive isotopes ; Radioactive waste management ; Compliance ; Hazardous materials ; Radium 226 ; Radium 228 ; Uranium ; Photons ; Pollution regulations ; Water quality standards ; Potable water ; Filtration ; Trace techniques ; Water supply ; Public health ; US EPA ; Maximum Containment Levels(MCLs)|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : charts ; 28 cm.|
The revised Radionuclides Rule came into effect on December 8, 2003. U.S. EPA's revisions to the Rule provide standards that, if met, ensure that all customers served by community water systems (CWSs) receive water that meets the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for radionuclides in drinking water. Regulated radionuclides include radium-226, radium-228, gross alpha particle activity, uranium, and beta particle and photon radioactivity. In accordance with the Rule, all CWSs must complete initial compliance monitoring by December 8, 2007. While most systems will be in compliance with the revised Rule, systems in areas of the country with elevated levels of naturally occurring radionuclides, and the few systems located near facilities that could potentially contaminate source waters with radioactive substances, might have to install new or upgrade existing treatment to meet these revised standards. These treatment processes will produce residuals containing regulated radionuclides.
Title from cover. Publisher information came from cover. Publication location information from EPA Office of Water contact us webpage. "Office of Water"--P.  of cover. EPA 816-R-05-004"--P.  of cover. "July 2005"--P.  of cover.